Dressing For an Interview

When I first started working in the US, I kept checking my collar on the way to work; feeling sure that something was wrong. The problem was the lack of tie. After sixteen years of office work in the UK, I associated a tie and suit with going to the office. Eventually, I dropped that habit and it is more comfortable to wear business casual. I have not quite got to wearing floral Hawaiian shirts, as used by several of our senior management.

I realised last week that my acceptance of this culture was just about complete.I know that if anyone had turned up for an interview for a position without a tie and jacket, I would have rejected that candidate without thinking. Now, I only noticed that an impressive candidate had turned up in an informal open collar shirt, when the next day I was faced with an interviewee in a smart jacket and tie. This latter candidate was the exception. Wow, how knarly that is dude?

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  1. […] 1, 2008 at 8:04 pm (fashion, shoes) I was reading Brit’s post the other day about the adjustment he experienced after emigrating from the UK to California, where most […]

  2. yeh… knarly!

  3. […] was reading Brit’s post the other day about the adjustment he experienced after emigrating from the UK to California, where most […]


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