The rules about what clothes one can wear at the office.

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Dress code at an office in Finland [on hold]

I am a Singaporean. I will be sent to Finland for training. I would like to know their dress code working at an office.
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How to dress professionally at high temperatures? [closed]

In summer, temperatures in your office might be very high. Do you have any hints for clothes that are both professional and comfortable in this situation? (See also this question for the case of low ...
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Dress code violations [closed]

Customer service is most important in sales. We have teams of 23 people working on the floor and 1 receptionist who has dressed like she really trying to get some attention from one of the 23 men ...
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Should an employer be required to provide well-fitting uniforms?

I work at a state park, and I am one of the few women that work here. Our uniforms are the same for the men and the women: dark green trousers and a khaki button up shirt. At first, I was upset that ...
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Is it good to overdress more than the first day of work? [duplicate]

The day of the job interview I went in a suit. The recruiter (whom is the boss there) complimented me on my professional look, but said that generally they dress casual at the office, and that they ...
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How to dress if there is no dress code?

I started working 2 months ago and my company doesn't have a dress code. Most of my colleagues come to work dressed in a very casual way. Just jeans and t-shirts, in some cases t-shirts with funny ...
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Pros and Cons of overdressing the mentioned interview attire for an interview [duplicate]

The interviewer has mentioned the attire for my interview - business casual - which is one notch below business. I am thinking of overdressing to the interview to show them a good first impression ...
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Are guys with long hair frowned upon in CIS/CS positions? [closed]

I'm currently in college and stuck between a CIS or CS major (the answer to this question will not influence my decision, so answer honestly) but I know I definitely want to have a computer-oriented ...
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My HR manager told me to wear blur or black shirt for orientation. Should I wear long sleeve or short sleeve? [closed]

I was offered a job in an airport near my home. In the dress code sheet that she gave me, it said that I would have to wear blue or black shirt and blue or black work pants. I have the pants but J ...
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Could Wearing My Star of David Be Bad for Career?

I am a conservative Jew with a non-Jewish sounding last name (my paternal grandfather was not Jewish but Irish/German). However, I am 100% Jewish from both of my grandmothers/obviously my mother. I ...
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How can I carry my laptop to work without hurting my back? [closed]

I have a very light laptop, but it's still too heavy for me to carry to work or to a coffee shop. My back will hurt for days afterwards and I'm sometimes in so much pain, I need to miss work and ...
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Wearing company branded shirt to interview

I was wondering what the thoughts are on wearing a prominently company X branded shirt to an interview with company X. Is this tacky? Does it look like you care more about the workplace? Is it ...
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What do I wear with over a shirt (with optional tie) and suit trousers?

Male, 21 years old, starting a Software Engineering internship with an investment-bank this summer and have been informed that the dress-code is Business Casual. Obviously business casual can vary, ...
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Is my supervisor harassing me and/or discriminating against me based on my apperance? [closed]

For the past 7 months I have been working as a Human Resources Assistant for a nonprofit company. There are a total of four people in my department, myself, two generalists and the VP of HR for the ...
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What's typical dress code for an interview with a medium-sized tech company? [duplicate]

I'll soon be attending an interview with a medium-sized tech company (in the hundreds of employees) in Australia that has its product based on Ruby on Rails. So a situation more casual than working at ...
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What is smart casual dress code?

I have been called to attend an interview in a government parastatal and they told me to be in "smart casual". What kind of wear is smart casual ?
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Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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How can I interact professionally with female colleagues whose appearance I find distracting?

I am a fresh college graduate male and three quarters of my team is female. I come from a traditional and rural background. Their dress and wardrobe appears to be seductive and this makes me feel ...
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Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?
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What nailpolish colours are appropriate for business casual?

I recently got a new job, with a business casual dress code. They were great at outlining what clothes and shoes were appropriate, but then I got to wondering about other things. I really like ...
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Dealing with attire mishaps mid-day

Let's say a few minutes before a meeting, you spill coffee on your shirt -- or worse, catsup. In addition to staining, dampness itself can be an issue; even if I only spill water, there's a huge ...
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Dressing for an interview based on who is interviewing [duplicate]

I am currently going through the interview process with a digital agency. The role I am interviewing for is that of a Lead Developer/Analyst whose core responsibilities would be to: Represent the ...
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New Job, Casual Attire, First Impression

I have accepted a new job at a particular company. The company has casual attire (Jeans, T-Shirt). I have even seen some people wearing shorts (I would pass on that!). Since, I will be joining as a ...
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How does appearance affect career options and recognition of technical skill?

Some background: Company Accuses LinkedIn Of 'Extreme Sexism' After It Pulled An Ad Featuring a Beautiful Argentinian Engineer Is there a dress code for women in software industry? The guys ...
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How to dress professionally in a chilly workplace?

I work at a desk job as a software developer and like the rest of the IT department, we are in the basement of our building. As a result of this and constant air conditioning I find it is quite cold. ...
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Would it ever be inappropriate to wear a suit to an interview?

Recently a wore a suit to an interview at a place with a fairly casual dress code. They joked a little about it--"Uh oh! Are you a tax collector?"--but overall I think they appreciated it (and I ended ...
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Discretely interviewing during lunch break - is it acceptable to forgo dress code?

I am starting to interview and I don't want anyone at my current company to find out. I also have a very short window during lunch break to do so, therefore it is virtually impossible for me to change ...
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Is it too stereotyped for an Interaction Designer to dress in a business suit for interview? [duplicate]

We are not businessmen, we are not sales, we are just designers, sometimes play with ideas. Is a suit too stereotyped for us for interview? How do you think?
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Jeans in an interview [closed]

I know this is likely a bit opinion-based, and it may have been posted before, but I couldn't find anything identical. I'm finishing my undergrad this year and will be doing some ...
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How much perfume should I wear at work? [closed]

I know it is not professional to wear perfume at work, but I recently bought a bottle of perfume. Is there a way I can use it professionally?
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How can I appear as a contractor to customers in the stores I service?

I work for a gas station chain as their IT Manager. I travel from store to store, fixing issues, doing upgrades, etc. When I'm the store, customers can't differentiate between me and the clerks (the ...
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How to implement a “jeans for charity” policy?

I am interested in starting a "jeans for charity" policy at my workplace. My company is going to allow people in our office to pay 3-5 each for the option to the wear jeans on the last Friday of each ...
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Should I dress sloppy for an interview to see if they really mean it? [closed]

Today on http://careers.stackoverflow.com I saw a job add for a position in Berlin, which listed one of benefits : casual dress: shorts, flip-flops, tshirts, you name it! I know that such dressing ...
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When asking someone to stop doing something annoying how should I do it? [duplicate]

Some people I work close to but not actually with, do things on a regular basis that irritate me. I'm sure they don't know it irritates me and I'm going to talk to them about it. What I'm not sure is ...
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Can I ask a company what I should wear to an interview?

I have been offered an interview for a company, however I'm not sure what the dress code for the interview should be. This question stems partially from Is it appropriate to ask about a company's ...
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How common is an open dress code in the software engineering industry? [closed]

In the UK software engineering industry, how common is it to find a business with an open or casual dress code? What is the norm in these businesses? I'm currently job hunting and finding that most ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about a company's dress code during an interview?

Many people are dissatisfied with their company's dress code. Seeing as this can be an important factor in job satisfaction is it appropriate to ask about the dress code during an interview? If ...
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Requesting a dress code change that is up to my manager's discretion

When I started working for my current company, they permitted a dress code consisting of either jeans or khakis and a polo shirt. About a year ago, something unrelated happened in which the CEO was ...
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Should I err on the side of overdressing for my first day of work?

I have accepted a job offer as a software developer after two phone interviews, and they told me that they have a relaxed dress code. Specifically, they mentioned wearing jeans. However, I'm not sure ...
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Male wearing earrings in workplace (South Asia)

I'm a male working in a medium sized company as a software developer. I am wearing ear rings on both ears for spiritual and religious reasons. I find this change in me has been taken negatively as ...
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What does casual mean in this context? [closed]

I am a student going to a meeting with an industry partner (they provide a project akin to work experience). I received an email from them stating: Wednesday is fine. I have booked a meeting for ...
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How can I build a convincing argument to have an open dress code?

I want to try to convince my HR department that in the modern workplace an open dress code (i.e. jeans, t-shirts, whatever) leads to happier (and therefore more productive) employees and appeals to ...
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What are the points to keep in mind while facing an interview though Skype (video conferencing)?

After a telephonic interview for a job with a IT company, the company wants to have a conversation via Skype through video chat for the next round. I am totally new to this type of interview procedure ...
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Wearing a suit without a tie for a formal interview?

I have a technical interview for a global bank as a software developer and I was informed by a recruiter that I should adhere to a formal dress code. I have a classic black suit, light blue shirt, ...
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What type of clothing is considered to be the “royal touch” dress code? [closed]

I am invited to a dinner with people who work in an embassy. It is a kind of special dinner for celebration of Belgian King’s day and on the invitation is was written: dress code: royal touch. What ...
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Can it be harmful to dress more formally than what the dress code allows?

We all know that not wearing clothes considered appropriate for the dress code can be a bad thing. Your typical business-casual dress code probably frowns upon wearing jeans, tank tops, black bra ...
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What's the correlation between guys with longer hair and professionalism?

I've been with a company for about nine months now. When I first started out my hair was cut to just above eye level, now I've grown it out close to my chin. For a while now, my higher-ups have been ...
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Do I need to worry about how I'm dressed when going to a general exam?

A lot of jobs to which I've applied recently have a "general exam" that you have to go in and take before even starting interviewing processes, etc. These exams usually take 2 - 4 hours, so the ...
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What is appropriate dress for a “business casual” interview?

I have an upcoming interview and the meeting schedule indicates that the dress code is "business casual." How should I arrive to ensure that I am dressed appropriately for the interview?
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Is a dress code beneficial in a company? [closed]

Are there any studies on whether a dress code is beneficial to any/some companies, as opposed to just adopting "casual Fridays" all week long?