You have gained their attention – your resume has highlighted your skills and attributes and they have called you for an interview. Panic sets in – What do I wear? 

When you’re presenting yourself in any role preparation is key. As a Medical Receptionist, this is your opportunity to show the interviewer that you’re perfect for their role and have what it takes to be the face of the practice as their first point of contact.  

When selecting your attire, ensure that your outfit ‘fit’s the company culture of the organisation that you are interviewing with. Research the company ahead of time, ask your recruitment consultant what they believe to be the best attire for your interview. Don’t be afraid to ask. 

Whether it be business attire, smart casual, minimal jewellery, makeup and or nail polish; keep it simple along with enclosed appropriate footwear. 

You’ve got this! Remember: 

  • Do your research 
  • Dress appropriately 
  • Arrive early 
  • Turn your phone off or switch to silent mode 
  • Ask questions 


  • Bring a coffee 
  • Answer your phone in the interview 
  • Speak negatively about your past employer 

Once you’ve nailed your interview, call for feedback the next day. Candidates who display an interest will put you in a favourable light and keep you in the forefront of the interviewers mind.