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QUESTION: I'm going for an interview at a very casual company. Everyone there wears jeans most of the time. What should I wear to the interview? I don't want to overdress and look out of place, but I can't imagine wearing jeans to interview for a job. Please help!
ANSWER: The old saying, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", doesn't apply here. While you certainly don't want to stick out like a sore thumb, especially on the day you're trying to make a great first impression, it's even more important to look like you really care about the job and the interviewer's time. With more and more companies allowing workers to dress down, it's hard to be sure exactly what's appropriate. When choosing an outfit for an interview, it's generally safe to aim for neutral ground.
For both men and women, nice slacks and a pressed, button-down shirt should do the trick at even the most casual of companies. If the weather is chilly, a light jacket or blazer is absolutely fine. Don't forget to shine your shoes. If you're concerned that something is too flashy, it probably is. You want the interviewer to remember you and your charm, not your orange plaid pants. Dress wild at the company picnic, after you get the job. For the interview, go traditional.
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