While I can’t say precisely what to wear for the specific company and job you are interviewing for, I can give a solid rule of thumb. Assess the dress attire standard your role would follow once in the job and take it up one notch for the interview.
If you would typically dress in jeans and a t-shirt for the job, then consider interviewing with casual slacks and a polo shirt. If you would typically dress in casual slacks and a button-up collar shirt, then interview with nice slacks, a dress shirt and either a sport coat or a tie. You get the idea. I’m obviously giving examples for men, because that’s what I know best. Women should follow this same general approach using their categories of work attire.
I also recommend mostly ignoring the advice of any existing employees at the company. They might tell you, “Don’t worry about dressing up for the interview, because we’re pretty laid back here.” Instead, just take it up one notch to come across as professional and serious. Don’t upgrade from jeans/t-shirt all the way to a suit & tie, because that’s too much of a jump and might cause you to feel really out of place.
See the rest of my series on Interviewing Tips here. I also have a related series for Resume Writing and one for Job Hunting.
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