RE: Inland Empire interview attire

Subject: RE: Inland Empire interview attire
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Clay King' <iamclayking -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'TECHWR-L Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:23:08 +0000

Fit is important. That's where research comes it.

If I looked at a company and saw that the culture encouraged the wearing of sandals, I would have to take a closer look, to see if other dress was accepted. I prefer wearing chinos or jeans and a sport coat.

Craig

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Subject: Re: Inland Empire interview attire

My career counselor in college (circa 2007) said that the "you can never over-dress" rule was over. Most companies these days would take an over-dressed person as not fitting their culture. She made the case that in the world of the Internet, it is too easy to get a basic idea for a companies' culture and if you over-dress (or under-dress) it is an indication that you hadn't done your homework on the company.

I have always interviewed in business casual attire (collared shirt, dockers, and polished shoes) and haven't felt under-dressed, but I did lose a position for being over-dressed. The team I interviewed with were all wearing jeans and T-shirts and I was told they thought I wouldn't fit in because I "dressed up" for the interview.

Cheers,
Clay

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Elissa K. Miller <emiller -at- doubleknot -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+emiller=doubleknot -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 1:52 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Writing
> 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
RE: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Elissa K. Miller
Re: Inland Empire interview attire: From: Clay King

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