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Interview Attire for Women..?

Postby idtx » October 25th, 2014, 8:18 pm


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Hi everyone, I have an onsite interview next week and I am at a loss as to what to wear. I've had 2 onsite interviews (different companies) and each time I have worn a suit. I felt overdressed and overall uncomfortable wearing a suit and I'm sure my discomfort probably showed. I really want to see if there is anything else that is acceptable for women to wear to interviews. Are dark jeans, top and a nice blazer completely out of the question? I don't want to look like I don't care but I also don't want to be out of character and uncomfortable.

Interview Attire for Women..?

Postby Sain » October 25th, 2014, 8:29 pm

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What type of company? Corporate? Consultancy? City?

Some info here

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Re: Interview Attire for Women..?

Postby idtx » October 25th, 2014, 8:40 pm


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Midwestern corporation with a fun office environment and culture. I wouldn't say they want casual dress for an interview but I just think a suit might be too 'stuffy' for their work culture.

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Postby scrotum » October 25th, 2014, 10:49 pm

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This reminded me of a similar topic that was discussed a while back;

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Postby idtx » October 26th, 2014, 9:00 am


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Thank you!

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Postby chevisw » October 27th, 2014, 8:21 am


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It is also perfectly acceptable to call and ask what the office attire is.

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Postby yo » October 27th, 2014, 4:55 pm

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Above all, male or female, be designedly, be tasteful, be yourself

Also remember it is always better to be a touch over dressed than underdressed. You don't want to over do it, i.e., a conservative pantsuit, or ill fitting mens suit for guys, will look too stuffy and conservative, but a nicely tailored fashionable suit with some funky shoes, even though much nicer than what we wear to the office, would be great.

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Postby yo » October 27th, 2014, 7:43 pm

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when in doubt, visually benchmark. Here are some ideas:
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