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Old 06-28-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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What do you wear to an interview in the summer? A suit jacket seems a little silly due to the heat, not to mention, I'd sit there sweating during the interview.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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A suit. Offices are air conditioned. I put the jacket on when I get out of the car, or into the building.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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A suit. Offices are air conditioned. I put the jacket on when I get out of the car, or into the building.


There would be nothing worse with you walking into the interview and everyone else being in a suit.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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In Dallas, it's going to be 102 or so outside today...yes, it's frigid inside but you still have to consider heat stroke if you're wearing lots of clothes. I see women all the time in my office interviewing for different positions...the ones that look appropriate to me are the ones who wear nice slacks and a blouse or a nice, relatively conservative dress. You definitely don't want to show too much skin.

What sort of job is this? More corporate? Less formal? You want to look professional, no doubt, but for the higher climate areas, a jacket seems a little much. Of course, I'm not the one hiring so this is just an opinion.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Is the interview outside? In a factory? Why would you be sweating?
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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I don't see why you can't wear a blouse and a light jacket. It is going to be 100+ degrees where I am at today as well, and if I was interviewing a man I would expect him to show up in a suit.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I've gone to Summer interviews wearing a business-style dress and a plain, cotton cardigan. Got the job.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'd wear a suit with a light camisole.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, I just love seeing women in skirt suits. When I go to Job Fairs I check out the ladies in a skirt suit. I love skirt suits so much I registered a website, Beautifulskirtsuits.com but I didn't do anything with it yet. Plus I have my own collection of 120+ skirt suits to wear. I think for hot weather you can wear a skirt suit with a sleeveless blouse underneath. Go jacketless outside in the hot weather.

When I visited the Philippines I noticed their skirt suits were made differently than American skirt suits. They had a lighter thinner fabric and less inner lining - thus cooler in hot weather. But American skirt suits are of much better quality. Like you can't buy Kasper or Tahari skirt suits in a store in the Philippines.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I almost always wear a full pants-suit, but we have fairly mild weather around here! I'll just change up the blouse for summer weather, meaning something more "bright and cheerful" like a green or blue - as opposed to gray, brown, etc. I also have one dark blue (pinstriped) suit, which I'll wear instead of my black ones during the warmer months. I guess you could just go with a nice blouse and pants/skirt, but I feel under-dressed without the blazer. I'm a librarian, though, so expectations might vary depending on your chosen profession.
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