Attire for Executive Job Interview

Kevin Arnold writes:
When interviewing for an executive position in a company that I know has a “business casual” dress code should I still wear a nice suit? Or just nice business clothes?

The Career Doctor responds:
How to dress for interviews continues to be a complex area as more companies adopt business casual dress codes. The rule of thumb is that you never want to dress below the dress code when interviewing but dressing too far above it can also be bad — it can signal that the person doesn’t fit into the culture of the organization — and fit is a big issue.
My best advice is that you need to fit the part. Find out more about the dress code of the executive staff. Do they always dress casually or just on certain days? Is the dress
code different when working internally than when dealing with external clients?
For some general dressing attire advice go to Dress for Success for Men.


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