Updated March 23 at 12:27pm

Following suit

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Following suit


At your office, what type of attire is expected of candidates during job interviews?

• A suit or formal business attire – 56.3%

• Business casual attire – 43.8%

During interviews, are candidates expected to dress the same or more formally than employees?

• More formally – 71.9%

• The same – 28.1%

When candidates show up underdressed, does it affect your perception?

• Yes, the candidate seems less professional – 53.1%

• Yes, it seems like the candidate doesn’t care about the job – 43.8%

• No, I try to keep an open mind – 3.1%

Which of the following would bother you most about a candidate’s appearance?

• Wrinkled or stained clothes – 50%

• Excessive makeup, perfume or cologne – 25%

• Unkempt hair or nails – 25%


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