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just an update. wore a light blue tie and new shoes and the suit looked really good. only problem was that I was about 2, maybe 3 steps overdressed for the interview. the job is well-paying and what I want to do, but the company is small and everyone there was dressed in khakis and polo shirts. felt kind of awkward. oh well!
 

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just an update. wore a light blue tie and new shoes and the suit looked really good. only problem was that I was about 2, maybe 3 steps overdressed for the interview. the job is well-paying and what I want to do, but the company is small and everyone there was dressed in khakis and polo shirts. felt kind of awkward. oh well!

 

It's rare that wearing a suit to an interview will hurt you. My company is on the casual side but a candidate is expected to wear a suit even if those interviewing are not
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just an update. wore a light blue tie and new shoes and the suit looked really good. only problem was that I was about 2, maybe 3 steps overdressed for the interview. the job is well-paying and what I want to do, but the company is small and everyone there was dressed in khakis and polo shirts. felt kind of awkward. oh well!

 

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It's rare that wearing a suit to an interview will hurt you. My company is on the casual side but a candidate is expected to wear a suit even if those interviewing are not

Same here. My company is officially "office casual" (while I overdress). If you show up to an interview in "office casual" you're going to the bottom of the pile (or straight to the garbage) - not just by me but by any manager (even if they are in "office casual"). We expect candidates to show up at their best, otherwise we presume they don't want the job as bad as the person who does. It's a small thing, but then again with a sea of candidates, it's the little things...
Edited by razl - 6/26/12 at 8:34am
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