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    you can wear something other than a suit for interviews?
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    I always suit up for interviews and first days unless I am 100% sure not required in office, even then shirt and trousers for week 1.

    Current clientco is very casual, but I am smart chino's and non offensive t shirt for now. Clocked no Airton though so they may not have been joking about shorts and sandals for later in year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherlopolus View Post
    I always suit up for interviews and first days unless I am 100% sure not required in office, even then shirt and trousers for week 1.

    Current clientco is very casual, but I am smart chino's and non offensive t shirt for now. Clocked no Airton though so they may not have been joking about shorts and sandals for later in year.
    Trousers off for week 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Trousers off for week 2?
    Only on Fridays (trousers as opposed to jeans or chino's or a pair of leggings)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherlopolus View Post
    I always suit up for interviews and first days unless I am 100% sure not required in office, even then shirt and trousers for week 1.

    Current clientco is very casual, but I am smart chino's and non offensive t shirt for now. Clocked no Airton though so they may not have been joking about shorts and sandals for later in year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matei View Post
    Hi all...

    Recently went on a few interviews for both contract roles and perm roles (the latter to get out of my current skillset and go down slightly different path). Last time I did this was nearly 5 years ago - had a very long gig with last client.

    As I do usually, wore a suit and a tie. I've done this all my professional career - but this time around in every interview I got snarky comments re. my suit... i.e. just for the fact that I was wearing one. Has interview etiquette changed that much in 5 years that people dress differently? Business casual? Track suits? S&M garb?

    It wasn't just the permies that made the comments - contractors as well. And it wasn't as if I was wearing some outlandish suit either - just an off-the-rack grey M&S suit, with a red tie.

    I realise that some of my skills might be out of date after such a long stint with the last client... but surely basic interview dress hasn't change, no?
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    Why is it that people think that if someone wears a pair of pants made of the same colour and material as their jacket they are suddenly imbued with special powers?

    So is the implication that i can take someone off the streets and put them in a suit and they suddenly have chatacteristics they didnot have before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Why is it that people think that if someone wears a pair of pants made of the same colour and material as their jacket they are suddenly imbued with special powers?

    So is the implication that i can take someone off the streets and put them in a suit and they suddenly have chatacteristics they didnot have before?
    Totally agree, but you have to play the game. I always dress down for telephone interviews though.

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    Dress how you want if the people interviewing you see a suit as a superman cape you should walk away.

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