Interview attire: UK academic edition
August 6, 2012 5:21 AM Subscribe
What should I wear for my job interview. Difficulty: UK, technical position at an academic institution.
posted by penguinicity to work & money (18 answers total)
I have an upcoming job interview for a technical position at a UK scientific research institution. For the equivalent job in the US, it's the kind of thing where I'd be as concerned about dressing too formally as I would about not dressing formally enough. In other words, showing up in a suit and tie would probably put the interviewers off and show a bit of a clash with the corporate culture (see this
for previous AskMe-s addressing the too-formal issue).
How much does this attitude translate to the UK, though? I get the impression that it's more of a jacket and tie country. My interviewers are mostly going to be scientists and programmers. Suggestions?