When you are dressing for a job interview, image really is everything - or most of it. The image you present to a potential employer is the first thing they are going to notice about you - before you even have a chance to say a word or shake a hand.
That even includes, for women, your pantyhose. I get lots of feedback on whether you should wear pantyhose to an interview, and the answer is overwhelmingly yes. And, yes, I know all the reasons that you (and I) don't want to wear it, but the answer is still yes.
So, in order to make a good first impression, you need to separate your social image (if it's more casual, and it probably is) from your professional presence. The exception would be if you're applying for a job at as startup, for example, or another more casual workplace. Even when you don't need to wear a suit, neat and tidy still counts.
It's important to know how not to dress for an interview and how you should dress for an interview, because that first impression really does make a big difference in whether you get considered for a second interview or a job offer.
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