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

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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 tell my boss the required uniform makes me personally uncomfortable?

I am a 17 year old boy. I have been working at a privately owned hotel in Cornwall, England for a month as a general assistant, mainly doing admin work. I really love the job and have fitted in well. ...
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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?