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Dress to impress

Benjamin Davey has the lowdown on what to wear – and what not to wear – at interview

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I may not be the best person to offer advice about fashion choices for interviews: I was recently ridiculed for wearing odd socks in a senior leadership team meeting. I tried to throw in the line that it was a specific fashion choice and “you can’t limit my sartorial creativity”, but I think the other staff realised it was because I couldn’t be bothered to match my footwear when I got up at 6am.

In truth, the role of attire adviser for job candidates would be tough for even the most knowledgeable of fashionistas. The school dress code can be a quagmire even for those already working in the ...

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