Dress For Success In An IT Interview

Dress For Success

Four companies—doxo, Boeing, Redfin, and Microsoft—break through some myths and uncover truths about what's considered appropriate interview attire in the local tech industry. Their answers may surprise you.

Appropriate interview attire differs, depending on company culture, size, job type and level.

Smaller tech companies in the region tend to have more relaxed attire expectations.

"I'm not a stickler for any specific dress code," says Steve Shivers, co-founder and CEO of doxo, a tech startup based in Pioneer Square with about 30 employees. "Attire is a far lower priority to us than fit within our overall culture, but we do expect that interview attire shouldn't be a distraction. Candidates should wear simple, neat attire to a job interview."