RE: Question about dressing for job interviews

Subject: RE: Question about dressing for job interviews
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:40:16 -0800 (PST)

-- "Secara, Maggie" <Maggie -dot- Secara -at- indymacbank -dot- com> wrote:
> I don't own a suit. I look stupid in a suit: dumpy, uncomfortable,
> *and*
> unprofessional. Recruiters gasp in dismay when I tell them I'm not
> wearing a
> suit to an interview, but that's just too bad. I generally wear a

There is a difference in the standard to which men and women are held
to in first interview. Women need to appear prossional. Men need to
wear a suit.

I wouldn't EXPECT a women to wear a suit, though if worn, wouldn't
hurt. I DO expect a man to wear a suit, at least in the first
interview. Then, a suit only if:

1) the company wears suits, or
2) the subsequent interview is with a level of person who normaly
wears suits, such as CEO, CIO, CFO.

The only exception is if the interview is with a
Sales/Marketing-oriented person...then always wear a suit.

If the people with who you are interviewing at subsequent interviews
dress down, I'd only dress a level above them. Example: if they wear
t-shirts, I'd wear a golf-type shirt. If they wear that, I'd put a
jacket over it. If they do that, then a sportjacket, slacks and a

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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