Conventional wisdom holds that you should dress sharply for a job interview, and that often involves wearing a suit. But that might not always be the best choice.
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A post for Harvard Business Review highlights that wearing a suit won’t always be the right choice, especially for more technical roles. “If you go to an interview at Facebook in a suit, you’re going to look like an idiot,” professor of management at San Francisco State University John Sullivan pointed out.
The tricky element is working out what the dress code is. Looking at profiles for other employees of the company on LinkedIn can give you a clue. Industry conferences are also a good indication — if you work in a field where no-one suits up for those, chances are that the suit-and-tie look could be overkill.
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