According to a press release, the majority of employees surveyed wear either business casual or casual outfits to work, indicating that more companies are relaxing office dress codes. As a result of the trend to a more casual dress code, over 25% of recruiters surveyed said wearing a business suit to an interview at their company can be too formal.
Seventy-six percent of female employees and 88% of male employees said they wear either business casual or casual outfits to work, while more than 40% of respondents reported they wear whatever is most comfortable – including jeans – to the office.
Yahoo said in the release that employees should keep in mind one-third of human resources managers believe dressing like your boss is a good way to advance in the company and 73% think employees would be more respected by their bosses if they dressed in a similar fashion. Additionally, 56% of employee respondents said how they dress affects workplace perceptions and performance reviews.
As for interview attire, the survey found:
- 34% of respondents said they spend most of their time the night before an interview deciding what to wear.
- 60% of recruiters responding to the survey said job seekers should spend at least 30 minutes choosing their interview outfit.
- 30% of respondents said they always go shopping for clothes prior to an interview.
Help with workplace and interview attire can be found at www.hotjobs.com .