Dress Code for Interpreters

⁠Whether you are interpreting in person or remotely… there is a dress code for you!

Keeping in mind that you will be working in different business environments alongside other professionals, it is important to be clean and well-groomed, wear neat and clean clothing and follow any dress code implemented by the organization you will be serving in. Here are some things to keep in mind…⁠

  • Business casual is most appropriate!⁠ Also, follow hospital dress code as needed.
  • For women, skirts should be knee-length or longer, or wear trousers or dress pants.⁠
  • For men, trousers, short or long sleeve collar shirt or polo shirt⁠
  • Footwear should be comfy, supportive, close-toed and not noisy⁠
  • No bright colors or busy patterns⁠
  • Jewelry should be kept to a minimum⁠
  • Fragrances should be avoided⁠, especially for all healthcare appointments.

It is important to remember we are PROFESSIONALS. When we show up to an assignment, either in person or through VRI, we are not just representing ourselves but also the company we work for, as well as our many colleagues in the field.