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If the workplace has business casual as a dress code, what is the appropriate dressing for an interview. A tie with white shirt and formal pants or is a blazer necessary?

 
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Yes. Regardless of the office environment, always be on the OVER dressed side for an interview. Suit tie blazer the whole 9 yards !!! :)

I'd also say for the first few weeks on the job dress a bit more formally than the others. it shows that you go the extra mile.

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My hubby had a job interview today for Strategic Business Developer in the wireless sector of a national communications company....he wore a white shirt, black/white and silver tie, black trousers and shoes, but no blazer.

I would say that a blazer is not mandatory but shirt and tie is.

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Originally posted by Iceberg

If the workplace has business casual as a dress code, what is the appropriate dressing for an interview. A tie with white shirt and formal pants or is a blazer necessary?



It is always adviced to dress in an attire which is equivalent to the next higher position as the interview. Whether you are interviewing for shipper/receiver or CEO, a formal dress, preferably with a blazer (a suit for executive positions) will always improve your chances.

Just my opinion.

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When in doubt, always overdress for job interviews. It will not hamper your chances for hiring.

 
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Yes, you are right. I guess I am going to wear a blazer. I am going to use the TTC and so I hope it is not so cold on the interview date.:)

 
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Yes. Regardless of the office environment, always be on the OVER dressed side for an interview. Suit tie blazer the whole 9 yards !!! :)


Where does sport jacket stands ?
I mean, does it convey professional message ? or .. Hey, I'm professional but I-don't-care-much type of message ?


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by morning_rain

Yes. Regardless of the office environment, always be on the OVER dressed side for an interview. Suit tie blazer the whole 9 yards !!! :)


Where does sport jacket stands ?
I mean, does it convey professional message ? or .. Hey, I'm professional but I-don't-care-much type of message ?



That would be fine... once you are hired and get a sense of the office dress code (written and unwritten).

For an interview: Blazer is a MUST for men and women.

good luck.

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I had a job interview with a recruiting company a little while ago and the attire for everyday work was business casual as is the case I suspect in most office environments..but this place had an actual sign saying to please kindly refrain from wearing any scent or perfume...

Has anyone else come across a company that has a similar policy?

I thought it was a bit bizare, but I can see how one can be distracted by an overpowering frangrance. I guess it is a form of air pollution.

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