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30 in 30: Call HR for Fashion Tips

By Gradspot Dot Com

Figuring out how to dress for an interview can be a tricky task for many job-hunters, no matter what age. Playing it conservative is generally advised, but you still want to get as close to the company culture as you can. Is it casual? Formal? Business casual? What the hell is business casual?

Needless to say, these are not the simplest questions to answer, which is why we have a whole survival guide devoted to interview attire. But if you're in a bind, here's one of our favorite tips:

If you have absolutely no idea what to wear, ask HR (or the receptionist) about the office dress code or how the staff dresses, saying you're meeting with someone that day and want to make sure you're dressed appropriately (you don’t have to tell them who you are).

Problem solved.

Looking for a job in the new year? Be sure to stay on top of all the essential job-hunting tips from Gradspot's new series, 30 in 30: The Insider's Guide to Job-Hunting in '09. If you'd like to share your own tips with the Gradspot community, email 30in30 [at] gradspot [dot] com with your tip, your occupation/industry of interest, and your name as you'd like it to appear on the site.

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