I will admit it. I am no fashionista. I know what to wear for everyday work, for speaking, for weddings, and for funerals. I’m not so hot at everything else. But I have two daughters who sound just like my mother, “You’re wearing that??” if I make a mistake.
If you’re a man, Anthony has some lovely suggestions in Casual Fridays. (I asked him in a comment if he had suggestions for women, and sheesh, you’d think I’d asked him the “do my hips look fat in this” question. Every man who’s ever been involved in a relationship longer than 2 minutes knows there is no answer for that question. Not if you want to keep the relationship.)
Hiring managers — read Anthony’s advice. You don’t have to be dressed up. Do remember the candidate is here to see you. At least make sure your jeans and t-shirt don’t have holes.Candidates — it’s ok if you’re slightly more formal than the people you’re interviewing. That shows you’re interested in the job and are treating this whole experience with respect. People will look at what you’re wearing and make snap judgements about you. Make sure it’s a positive one.
Oh, if you’re a bloglet reader, you’ve missed several postings. Bloglet was confused.