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Should a woman dress differently for a formal interview and an informal interview?

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yacel0762 | Valedictorian

Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM via web

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Should a woman dress differently for a formal interview and an informal interview?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 22, 2012 at 3:34 AM (Answer #1)

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This is an important question in view of the difficult economic situation we are currently facing. Here is a gereral rule of thumb. If the interview is informal and the setting is informal as well, then a woman does not need to dress up too much for an interview. On the other hand, if the interview and context is formal, then a woman should dress up. 

The key point to this discussion is context. If you know the context, then you will dress appropriately. For a woman, a formal interview should entail a suit, shoes and accessories that match the attire.

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