I think that how one dresses for an interview is often given way too great a role in guides to interview success. If a candidate is qualified, demonstrates passion, reliability and an eagerness to please, that candidate will not fail to get the job because there is a smudge on her blouse.
in fact, sometimes under-dressing just a tad suggests that the interviewee knows that they are hot stuff (degree from a top school, impressive work experience, son/daughter of the boss’s best friend, etc.) and it shows a level of confidence the value of which outweighs the ability to match a tie to your eye color.
However, there are some principles that I firmly believe all interviewees serious about getting their dream job should keep in mind.
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