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Casual Fridays? Nope, Tie Tuesdays

sonick

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Even though the tech place I'm working in for my co-op is basically casual every day (I often get "why so dressed up?" when I merely throw on a blazer on top of my daily sneakers+jeans+tshirt uniform), when we had a person coming in for an interview (to replace me when I go back to school in september) wearing jeans, both my supervisor and I took notice.
 

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Yeah, I think many American businesspeople get culture shock when they work abroad. Either they experience cultures that dress more formally (most of Europe, Japan and a few other parts of Asia) or more casually (parts of Asia and South America) I actually had this discussion yesterday with my buddy who's an international consultant, he said that in his experience consulting for banks in (mostly Eastern) Europe and the ME, most people dress more formally than in US banks.
 

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Originally Posted by sonick
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...home-headlines

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Even though the tech place I'm working in for my co-op is basically casual every day (I often get "why so dressed up?" when I merely throw on a blazer on top of my daily sneakers+jeans+tshirt uniform), when we had a person coming in for an interview (to replace me when I go back to school in september) wearing jeans, both my supervisor and I took notice.


In my previous position where I was managing a software company, I was interviewing for a marketing manager position (which was ~MBA level) and I had someone show up with black cargo pants and a white shirt sans tie. I sent him home with a tip to dress the part for interviews. Our office was business casual as a general rule, but cmon.

So much for making a first impression.
 

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