Let’s face it. A lot hasn’t changed when it comes to dressing for an interview. However, it’s important to set yourself apart. Different jobs and companies expect different levels of dress.
For an interview with a company like, Allstate or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it will be expected that a freshly ironed/pressed suit will be the attire in the interview. People who work in accounting are expected to be meticulous so be meticulously neat and polished on interview day. No one wants the wrong clothes to be what keeps them from a second interview.
Typically, dark suits are expected when interviewing for the accounting department. The heat of the summer in Lincoln, Nebraska can make many cringe at the thought of a dark suit. In this case turn to grey as an alternative because it is still a conventional choice. Interviewers will still be most accustomed to seeing women in a skirt but this is less commonplace than even 10 years ago. Suit pants that match the suit jacket work nicely.
Some added touches that work well to show individuality include nouveau jewelry found at Sheldon Art Museum’s store, http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/museum_store/, shoes that reflect inspiration such as the Blakely Heel, http://www.journeys.com/shi/product.aspx?id=189215&green=27111784315&g=girls, or Celini Dolon, http://www.journeys.com/product.aspx?id=186518&g=guys&p=shoes&c=832&m=SM found at Journeys 61st + O Street, Lincoln, NE. Keep the number of ‘extras’ to a reasonable level. More than 9 pieces of jewelry, watches, scarves, nailpolish and other noticeable items is considered over the top in these kinds of situations.
Companies in Lincoln, NE commonly looking for accounting staff include the following.
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center http://www.saintelizabethonline.com/
Robert Half Finance & Accounting http://www.rhi.com/
University of Nebraska-Lincoln www.unl.edu
H&R Block http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRCM0N&ff=21&APath=188.8.131.52.0&job_did=JB9706751SXV7MD7RT9