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Wall Street Journal Article Claims Jeans Are Appropriate Interview Attire

Do Jeans Get the Job?

I’ve mentioned before that jeans are generally a no-go in interviews, and most of you agreed. But are the interview times a-changin’? The Wall Street Journal recently made the claim that jeans are becoming the new power attire for male world leaders and executives — and that this phenomenon also carries over to interview attire in some industries:

. . . in the tech world, dressy pants can be viewed with suspicion. "When someone shows up to an interview or meeting in anything other than jeans, it shows inexperience and a lack of confidence," says Andrew Dumont, vice president of marketing for text-messaging company Tatango.

OK, so maybe darker, well-tailored jeans, paired with a dressier top and shoes, may be appropriate in some interview situations. But the statement that anything BUT jeans doesn’t fly in the tech industry is shocking to me.

Does a comment like this make you rethink your approach to interview attire? Or do you think it's specific to just the tech industry?

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