You want to look put together for a job interview, but what you wear depends on the job, and maybe even the city it’s in. To get a better idea of proper interview attire, check out the company’s social media profiles.
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It might seem sensible to simply dress as professional as possible, but there is such a thing as being overdressed for an interview. For example, I once interviewed at a laid-back company in LA, and when I showed up in slacks and blazer, I felt awkward and out of place. That immediate awkwardness didn’t set a great vibe for the rest of the interview.
Of course, it is probably better to err on the side of being too dressed up, but to get an even better idea of what to wear, The Muse suggests “stalking” the company via Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to see what its employees are wearing:
Unless the employees you see are dressed very formally (suits, ties, heels, you know the drill), you should look at what they’re wearing — and then take the formality up one level. This strategy ensures you don’t look disrespectful or like you’re not taking the interview seriously, while still keeping you in the realm of what the real employees dress like every day.
Of course, it can’t hurt to ask, either. But the recruiter or hiring manager’s response will likely be a vague “business casual”. This tactic gives you more specific insight. And taking the time to research a company’s social profile is important before a job interview, anyway. For more detail, check out the full post at the link below.