Questions tagged [dress-code]

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

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How to handle (one's own) old self-harm scars (on the arm), in a work environment?

My girlfriend is graduating from college right now and starting her professional career in a medium sized, rather traditional company in Germany (~12k employees world wide). While being a teenager she ...
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Is it unprofessional to wear shorts to work? [closed]

The general attire for my workplace is a shirt and trousers (no tie, although some people do). On Fridays, it is a bit of a "dress down" day where some people choose to wear a T-shirt and jeans. ...
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20 seconds video to introduce yourself; what things to consider?

After applying for a job, I received an email asking to make a 20 seconds video to introduce myself. I wonder what information should I put in this very short video? Is there anything specific they ...
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Would it be acceptable like if you don't want to wear a t-shirt for a team video shoot in a large organization for some reasons? [closed]

The full details, if you want to read, are written under this question In short, due to privacy reasons, possible reactions by people who know me, my lifestyle, my background, my shape and my ...
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What should I wear to go and sign an employment contract?

I've finished my interview sessions with a company (2 individual interview days), and also discussed the first draft of the contract with them. They offered me the job, and I've accepted their offer. ...
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Do IT job interviews in Australia require formal business attire? [closed]

I'm an Indian IT professional looking to move to Australia. I've been accustomed to workplace casual attire throughout my career here, and even during job interviews it tends to be business casual, a ...
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What to wear to an interview for a food services business?

I'm prepping for an interview at a small, well-known food business, more upscale (e.g. food sourcing / ingredients, pricing) than, say, McDonald's or Chipotle, but not like a fancy steakhouse or sushi ...
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Dress code exists, but coworkers do not follow it. How to dress?

I recently started an intern position in a new office, and was told that the dress code is business casual. In theory, it is also the case that there are "dress down Fridays", where jeans are ...
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Politely calling attention to unflattering sight

I work in a small software company of around 10 people. We are all very "informal" with each other and there is no dress code or anything. It's a very laid back company at the moment and I'm fine with ...
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Boss said I'm being insubordinate for voicing my lack of desire to dress business casual

Edit: I am wearing business casual anyways, but was alarmed that I was told I was being insubordinate over my mention of comfort. TL;DR: Company encourages casual and comfortable wear, I get hot ...
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Will not wearing makeup affect my career?

I work at a small tech company in the accounting department. Our dress code is business casual, but most of the rank-and-file dress toward the casual end of that. I am female, in my early twenties. ...
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What happens if somebody breaks the dresscode? [closed]

Dress codes are, mostly, unwritten rules of conduct. It is the behavior that the workplace expects and desires, but there's no written, contractual agreement enforcing it. My question is, what ...
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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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Selecting interview attire for a technical job interview

According to the book "Programming Interviews Exposed": In general, though, a suit is overkill for a technical job interview. A standard technical interviewing outfit for men consists of nondenim ...
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dress code IT banking/insurance

What is the dress code of IT leadership teams in banking/insurance UK for men? In my company, one of the largest in the UK, even the CTO wears jeans and a shirt. What is the case for an IT manager ...
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What should I do when colleagues keep commenting on my attire?

What should I do when my colleagues, on finding me wearing new dresses to work, are greeting me with "Happy birthday" everyday in a sarcastic way? I am just mix and matching my attire in a formal way....
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Would it cause problems if I wear the same clothes for the second job interview as I did for the first one? [closed]

Can I have the same clothes on me on two job interviews in one company?
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Would I outdress my boss and get bad looks? [duplicate]

I like clothing, fashion and style and cannot wait to buy an amazing suit with nice accessories. I worry I will ‘out-dress’ my future boss if I were to buy accessories like a Zegna tie and pocket ...
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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 to talk to a coworker about not wearing shoes in the office

I have a new coworker who doesn't wear socks, and takes off his shoes in the office. This team is part of a major organization, on a client site, in a client building. Our HR department is located ...
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How to deal with boss asking employees to wear specific clothes when it is uncomfortable?

I am facing a difficult situation wherein my client visit is due over in next week. We have a formal dress code except on Fridays. On this day, my boss asked us to wear a Company T-Shirt that is ...
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How should I dress in a japanese company? [closed]

This summer I'll be doing an internship doing R&D (in computer science) in a japanese company. Right now I'm a CS student in college in a western country, so there is no dress code among the ...
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First job in an office, very small company, am I screwing up by overdressing?

First job in an office, not even a real job yet but it's paid and I have a very good chance at becoming full time in a few months - super small web based company right now with only 3 of us in house ...
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How do I respond to management ignoring offensive and/or highly inappropriate clothing?

I work for a big company. Recently our Indian co-workers visited our HQ in Germany (the location is important for the story). One of them decided to wear Hitler merchandise to work one day. It was ...
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Is it within the rights of my employer to pose limits on personal appearance such as hair color for only certain people with similar positions?

I'm interested in changing my hair color to something a little outside of the norm, but I'm not 100% sure if it is ok for me to do so. When I was still a temp working for the company, I had been ...
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Difficulty in following new dress code [closed]

The sixth form that I study at is joining (read being taken over by) a school's trust. They have decided to make the dress code significantly stricter. Currently, it is simply "business wear" but as ...
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Are skirt suits too formal for business casual?

I'm starting a tech internship next month and the dress code is business casual. I know it varies place to place, but in general are skirt suits too formal for a business casual dress code?
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Can a catering assistant be required to wear a skirt as part of a company-supplied uniform?

I've worked in my catering job for 11 years. We were tuped over to our present employer 5 years ago. We wear a uniform of trousers (provided by ourselves), polo shirt and apron provided by them for ...
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How should I address wearing a piercing to my boss after three months of working?

I started working as a programmer 3 months ago in a small company (only five persons, including my boss) in southern Germany. Usually I wear a piercing in my nasal septum, but for a more professional ...
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Complimented on my clothes, What is the recommended time before wearing them again?

I recently bought a new outfit for work. The first time I wore it, a coworker complimented me on it. The clothes are nothing special, but are of a style of which I have liked for many years. I would ...
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I'm one of three/four men at my office, but typically I'm the only one wearing a tie. Am I overdressing? [closed]

I work as an IT assistant for a medical supplies sales company, that's part of a small web of companies which includes different kinds of medical facilities. Our office is fairly female dominated, ...
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What is the appropriate attire for a workplace fundraising event? [closed]

I recently got an internship with a non-profit organization, and tonight they are hosting their annual fundraising event. As an intern, I will be participating in the evening dinner as well as helping ...
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Is it normal for a manager to laugh at new employees? [closed]

It's my first time posting on this forum. I was wondering what people's experiences have been when they asked their manager or superior about the dress code (usually right at the beginning when they ...
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Hair length as part of the dresscode

I was wondering if this is generally normal and accepted as part of the dress code. My employer has no real formal dress code outside of not wearing jeans and t-shirts with print on them, but they do ...
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Is it acceptable dress in formal attire for an interview? [closed]

Generally speaking, I've always heard that you should dress nicely for an interview. Most advice I've heard from is that business casual should be the most casual you dress and that business ...
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Are ties still worn with suits? [closed]

I live in Melbourne Australia, and one day I wore a suit and tie to work because I had to do my corporate photo. Whilst I was having lunch I took a look around (this is in the city) and I couldn't see ...
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Should a manager participate in Casual Friday dress code?

I am a team lead in a large company in the US. I have 15 direct reports. We do not interact with external customers. Our dress code is business casual. Very recently, Casual Friday was introduced. ...
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Is it professional to wear black ribbon at work?

I had a close relative has died few days ago. My family has a tradition of wearing black ribbon as a symbol of remembrance. I work at a large (1000+ employees) company in western/northern Europe and ...
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Wearing shirts with a corporate logo from former employer [closed]

In the course of my career as an engineer, working for a variety of employers, I have collected a variety of business casual shirts (both polo and button down) with the company logo of my employer at ...
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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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Dress code for garden party/networking activity

Context: North-America, hot summer, urban park, networking party. An international mid-size consulting company is inviting future graduates (Msc in E-business at a top tier school in the area) at a ...
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How to prevent anxiety in professional meetings with women [duplicate]

I often participate in international academic conferences where I have professional and research conversations with men and women. Some of the women are very pretty and scantily dressed. This makes me ...
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Can I ask a company about the dress code after the interview took place?

During my visit to the company/interview I saw different people wear different clothes, some were wearing formal clothes, and some not. I was so nervous that I totally forgot to ask the recruiter ...
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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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Dress code at an office in Finland [closed]

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 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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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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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 ...