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Flying into SFO to give an interview next Friday, Should I wear suit? As the company CEO never wears one.

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When you said give an interview I thought you meant media related. If you’re going to be interviewed for a position, I would do khakis, a casual button down, and a relaxed blazer. If you walk in and everyone is in t shirts, you just take the blazer off. Regardless you can pretend it was cold which is why you were wearing the blazer

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I generally wear a suit for first in person interview situations. Pick your shirt to allow you to pocket the tie if needed to dress it down quickly.

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If it is a VC, then possibly. If it's a technology company, you will look like a tool from the consulting world if you wear a suit. No one wears them out here....and I know companies who evaluate whether or not one wears a suit as a candidate fit element. If you are comfortable sharing the company name maybe we can help more.

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Never hurts to be over dressed... You can always dial it down. Can't say the same about reverse!

SF is one of the most chill places in terms of office attire. If the audience of your interview is SF locals I would advise against a suit, even a tie...

Which company?

Thanks for suggestion... , company is one the largest out there in market cap- When queried recruiter on the dress code recommendation, suggestion was anything that helps you look trustworthy team player. I think suit may not be that ... thinking of white shirt with sleeveless blue V neck sweater and grey woolen slack with black belt /shoes.

V neck sweater works as well

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