Questions tagged [dress-code]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 dress for a office Christmas party? [closed]

I recently got my first job (internship) as an engineer and it is my first time that I am going to participate in a Christmas party where all of my officemates and my boss are there. I wanted to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 informative-...
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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 ...