What is appropriate attire to wear to an interview at a large, high-profile game development company for a mid-level managerial position (male or female)?

  • The real danger here isn't whether you dress properly - it seems like you don't have any acquaintance with anyone presently working there. Lacking insight from people already there, your chances of fitting in are diminished, although probably not by much. Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 3:46
  • Hey nycynic, a game dev interview should still be considered a technical interview, so take a look at the linked post for answers. If that doesn't answer your question, please provide more details in an edit about the company, the culture, and what you're still confused about.
    – jmort253
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 5:23
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    There's also these posts, which may be helpful: workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/1291/…, workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/11637/…. In fact, there's a lot of great stuff from a search on our site for interview+dress. Hope this helps!
    – jmort253
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 5:25
  • I'm going to leave it closed, since it's clearly a small difference, but this question was specifically about game dev. Not sure what the -1 was about.
    – nycynik
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 19:22
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    I know I'm 3+ years late on this one, but I don't entirely agree that the linked question answers it. The OP specifically asked about interviewing in a certain sub-genre of industry, one that is known even in IT circles for being super casual. The best answer would be one that addresses that sub-genre in particular, or at least one as close as possible, whereas the linked answer is rather broad & generic.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 21:43

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I believe that how you dress for any interview should always serve this goal : to Impress

Always in my interviews, I wear black slacks, black loafers, light colored long sleeves (tucked in), a necktie (not a noisy one ie too colorful or with a character design) and a black leather coat.

Other applicants might retract and think that you're being overkill or being stand-offish, but what I wear shows gives off the energy that I am a capable person and I mean business. Good business.

You should also be able to project what you wear. Stand up straight, smile whenever it matters and shake hands firmly. You should project confidence.

Of course, what you wear won't matter if you don't have the skills to back it up with, technically and orally.

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    Hey Malky, we generally look for answers to contain more than just one line and a link. Consider an edit to expand on this with facts, references, your expertise, and even experiences that happened to you personally that help answer the question.
    – jmort253
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 5:24
  • @jmort253 my apologies, sir. I was hoping the hyperlink could delve into this matter more, but I agree my answer needed a lot more working. I edited as per requirement Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 5:50
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    Wow, nice work. For more details on our site and the thought process behind this, check out the back it up rule, as well as How to Answer.
    – jmort253
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 6:34

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