RE: Inland Empire interview attire

Subject: RE: Inland Empire interview attire
From: "Elissa K. Miller" <emiller -at- doubleknot -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:59:14 -0700

I think this may be the *one* time where wardrobe choices are easier for
women than for men. Since I never look for jobs at law firms or financial
companies, there's no job interview for which black pants and a non-T-shirt
blouse are not appropriate. Even when I've interviewed at extremely casual
companies, I haven't felt uncomfortable dressed like that.

Back when I was starting out and everyone dressed more formally, I showed up
at an interview in lower Manhattan in a navy blue suit and closed-toe pumps,
which was perfectly appropriate for any company in Houston (where I lived).
A Japanese tour group was arriving at the company at the same time, and
everyone assumed I was their interpreter instead of an applicant. It was my
first exposure to an always-casual environment, and a great relief to be
able to go to work in jeans, especially since I had to move to New York and
all the income that I had been spending on career clothes and dry cleaning
in Texas had to be dedicated to rent in NYC.


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Subject: Re: Inland Empire interview attire

Managers, sales people, marketing, anyone interviewing for a job where
they'd go to customer sites, yes, they typically wear business casual rather
than developer casual.

I can't recall ever seeing anyone wear a sport coat to an interview for a
tech writing or engineering position. I'm not sure I've ever seen a tech
writer or engineer wear such a thing.

But I have no idea what things are like in Riverside County.

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Mike Christie <mike-christie -at- outlook -dot- com>
wrote:
> 1. My outplacement coach gave me the guidance that the default
> interview attire for men in Silicon Valley is open collar with a
> sports coat, unless you know that the culture dictates something more
> formal, for example financial services.archives
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References:
Inland Empire interview attire: From: Mike Christie
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Chris Morton
RE: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Chris Morton
RE: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Slager Timothy J
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: John G
RE: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Mike Christie
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Robert Lauriston

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