Question for Florida Residents
I just moved to Florida and was wondering from those that live here what are the dress norms for interviews and jobs in the IT sector in this area of the country? I ask because even in winter it's f**king hot.
I can't see hot weather being a factor in allowing for leniancy(sp) in interview dress. I would think most places would have air conditioning anyway. Dress how you think it is appropriate for the place you are applying at.
Trying to write this book.
I do live in Florida. Dress for Success. What mode you will where _once_ you become an employee is very different from getting the job.
I agree with MSHack - dress to impress for an interview *unless* otherwise instructed. We occasionaly interviewed on Fridays for a recent opening and would always let the interviewee know we would be dressed casually. But again - unless you're given explicit instructions on what to wear or not to wear, it's time to play dress up.
It's often over 100F here in Australia and we still wear suits and everything. Since indoors, and cars are air conditioned it doesn't really matter, as you are only outside briefly.
-----" I gotta say, though, that the weather is a pretty rediculous reason for expecting to get away with less than what's usually expected. "-----
Yes, I love in Florida - yes, you should wear a suit for interviews unless otherwise instructed.
OK ... I'll get the suit. Thanks for the info.
I live and work in Miami. Standard rules apply. I always wear a suit to interviews. Note: a lot of management is Latin. The culture is different. The older generation respects formality in business.
"Note: a lot of management is Latin"
Short for "Latin American".
Which is referring to people from Latin America, it is not PC-speak. America != USA.
I also live and work in Miami, and the heat is just part of life here. Can you really expect the rules around interviewing to be different here just because of the weather? I can see it now: coming to an interview in shorts and sandals, and greeting the incredulous stares of your interviewers with "You didn't *really* expect me a wear a suit, did you? It's hot out there!". Somehow, I don't think that'll fly. Florida is not *that* different from the rest of the world, at least where this is concerned.
I lived in the Tampa Bay Area 12 years ago. And I wore a suit to the interview. The job tunred out to be casual, but they informed me of that when I showed up. Yes its hot, but its really great weather IMHO in FLA. I'm not too familiar with South FLA, but I can tell you that North FLA is quite conservative (I am originally from South GA). Companies in Florida are as varied as anywhere else, so your work environment may be very causual or dark blue suits...
I moved from South Florida (Palm Beach County) last year. I would recommend a suit for interviewing even in the summer when its 90+ degrees outside and 90+ % humidity.
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