“To suit or not to suit?” That is the question. It used to be a given, before business casual and casual dress codes came to be, that an interview always meant donning a suit. It’s not so simple anymore. Especially in the tech field, dressing for work sometimes practically means “come as you are.” So how do you know what you’re supposed to wear for an interview at a company with a casual corporate culture?
First, it’s crucial to find out everything you can about your potential employer before ever stepping foot into the interviewer’s office. This includes learning about preferred dress for interviews. In today’s tight job market, many of you are networking your tails off and have contacts within the company. Ask them! Find out what they wore for their interview. Find out about the normal interviewing protocol. Getting information on interview attire is just as important as any of your other research on the company.
It’s very important to be specific when researching the preferred dress for interviews not just what the dress code is at the company. It would seem to make sense that if the dress code is business casual or casual that the hiring managers wouldn’t (Read more...)