RE: Inland Empire interview attire

Subject: RE: Inland Empire interview attire
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:11:12 +0000

Its not a crime to be overdressed, but showing up in a suit and tie at a company where even the upper managers don't dress that way on a day to day basis may make you seem a little out of place.

I will wear less-casual outfits to attend meetings at client sites; but I can't think of any situation in which a technical writer would be likely represent their company at an executive-level meeting that would require formal business attire.

Business casual -- ie dress shirt/no tie and sports jacket -- should be fine for just about any situation.


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Sent: July-10-15 10:59 AM
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Subject: Re: Inland Empire interview attire

I've never gone to any interview without wearing a tie. And I usually wear a suit. It's not a crime to be overdressed.

And when I interviewed others for senior positions at a company in Grass Valley, CA, I was quite shocked when candidates showed up without so much as a sport coat and tie.

Although you're desirous of a technical writing position, you never know when a company might want to send you out as an ambassador. In so doing, the powers that be might want you to wear a suit. Why not demonstrate from the get-go that you're able to represent the company in this manner?

> Chris

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Mike Christie <mike-christie -at- outlook -dot- com>
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> I am used to the Silicon Valley culture, but I have an interview
> Monday for a Senior Technical Writer position at a hardware high-tech
> company in Temecula.
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> Is the following appropriate interview attire? Dockers, open-collar
> dress shirt without a tie, and a sports coat.
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> Thanks!
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> Mike
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Inland Empire interview attire: From: Mike Christie
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Chris Morton

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