Re: Inland Empire interview attire

Subject: Re: Inland Empire interview attire
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:00:23 -0400

Speaking of LinkedIn, why not do an Advanced Search to find someone who
*used* to work there? Then send that person(s) an InMail to inquire about
interview attire?

Or...gosh!...call the company ask the same of the phone receptionist.

> Chris

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> As always, know your audience. And one way to do that is to peruse the
> profiles on LinkedIn for the company. No, people's photos aren't
> particularly likely to show them in their office attire. But you can still
> get the trend of the predominant age of employees (generalizing here, but
> the younger the workforce, likely the more casual), whether their pics show
> them in office or outdoor/personal settings, and the like.
>
> Inland Empire is certainly different from the San Francisco dot.com
> scene, the San Francisco Financial District scene, the mid-West, and so on.
> But in San Francisco, I'd never show up in an outfit that's guaranteed to
> make my likely young-ish interviewers feel like they're interviewing their
> grandparents. I'm not looking to fit in with the club clothes-clad or
> ready-for-the-hiking-trail workers who don't differentiate work attire from
> other parts of their life. But I also don't want to be such a glaring
> standout that our age difference is exaggerated.
>
> As well, gender certainly plays a role. For non-management jobs, women
> just don't wear suits or formal office attire. I've not worn
> women's-suits-that-look-like-men's (a la the "women's dress for success"
> phase of the '80s) in many a decade. As well, I moved from Pittsburgh, PA
> to the SF Bay Area in the '90s, so my preference for more comfortable
> outfits, especially shoes (!), is sure a better fit where I am now.
>
> (And I love the ridiculous concept of "dress jeans", which allow me to
> wear comfortable shoes. I simply pair this with a nice blouse or
> shell/sweater combo, and I look quite formal across the interview table,
> but easily fit in with the extreme casualness of the engineers with whom I
> work.)
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References:
Inland Empire interview attire: From: Mike Christie
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Monique Semp

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