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The Importance (or Unimportance) of Clothing in Job Interviews

Under the Right Conditions, Wearing Non-Conforming Clothing Can Be a Career Boost

By Clif Boutelle, SIOP Public Relations

It is widely believed that job applicants have a better likelihood of being hired if they wear formal business attire for interviews.

However, that’s not necessarily true. According to a recent study, under certain circumstances employers are willing, and even eager, to accept casually dressed applicants, particularly if their resumes are loaded with experience, leadership ability, authority, and supervisory background.

Janneke Oostrom and Richard Ronay, both assistant professors of social and organizational psychology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, examined  whether a nonconforming dress style can lead to positive outcomes when applicants have the status that allows them to risk the social costs of nonconformity....Read more

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2016 Interdivisional Grant Program of the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR)

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) of the American Psychological Association (APA) seeks proposals for collaborative projects sponsored by two or more APA divisions for the 2016 Interdivisional Grant Program of the Committee on Division/APA Relations....Read more