Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?:
A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
Not everyone knows what to wear to a job interview.
Yeah, the traditional suit should still work, but in today’s wacky world of “business casual” or “jeans Fridays”, the potential job seeker sometimes chooses the wrong outfits to appear at the potential future office with.
The good interviewer will share what the usual “around the office” dress code is, but that doesn’t mean that the applicant should show up in the same type of clothes in order to fit in. You don’t have the job yet, Bucko, so leave the flip-flops at home. Flip-flops don’t belong in the office anyway.
So what should the applicant wear? Well, you can never go wrong with a suit — unless you know ahead of time that the office is a bit more casual, in which case go with some nice slacks and dress shirt (but lose the tie).