Over at “Laid Off And Looking”, one of the bloggers posts about the “Perils of Interview Attire.” He received positive feedback about his skills, but a middle manager told him after his second round that he was concerned about his attire. “Too inappropriate, and casual” John was told. When he dressed up in a suit for the final round, the CEO then mentioned to “never wear a tie to an interview at a startup!” Safe to say, John didn’t get the job. So what gives?
Honestly, it amazes me how clueless John is after 12 years in the work force. If you are interviewing at a start up, there’s no business looking like a penguin in the tropics. And if you are interviewing at a law firm, you better not think a polo shirt and khakis is appropriate.
The rules of dress attire are very simple: