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Do i have to wear formal to an interview?

I have an interview on thursday and it is a web development job. We usually do not wear formal on daily basis when going to work as web developers. I do understand the necessity so you can be presentable. But my challenge is the interview is after working hours, i wil come from work and go straight to the interview. At my current job they are not aware about this. So coming in the morning being all formal is going to be rather questionable. Can i call the interviewing company and ask if i may come wearing just smart?

Asked By: - 1/11/2011
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Take a change of clothes--nice, business-like, but almost casual. Go to a restaurant rest-room and change, or even wear something you can spiff up with a nice jacket, nicer shoes, maybe with a heel, smart earrings, etc. and put them on in your car. I used to change everything, under my big shirt or turtleneck, in the... More
Answered By: gardenoflia - 1/11/2011
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Formal means evening gown. You should wear a nice suit either with a skirt or pants. Shine your shoes and carry a nice handbag or briefcase. You should look business-like.
Answered By: notyou311 - 1/11/2011
 
This will be their first impression of you - make it count. If you are worried about being over dressed for interview, adapt the look a bit. For example, I hate wearing formal suits so when I go for interview I tend to wear a stylish pencil skirt with co-ordinating blouse/shirt and then loosely wear a tie. Being... More
Answered By: Marie - 1/11/2011
 
You are a web designer, so you are not going to want to wear traditional business interview attire... More
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Answered By: Curious - 1/11/2011
 
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