I’m a bit at a loss right now and wanted to get some input on something. I’ve found a local company that creates website and CRM for realtors. I reached out to them for a Front-End Developer/Designer position, and ended up landing a conversation with the CTO. He was more interested in my eye for design than my ability to code. His stance was that you can’t teach someone to have an eye for art, but you can teach them to code. So he was fine with my limited experience (none) in coding, going based off of a simple personal website that I coded. And since I have a background in design (though more casual than professional), I was able to send him a small portfolio that he liked.
So fast forward to now. We had a conversation about my ideas and aspirations. It was a short and very casual conversation about what I like to do and where I want to go in my career. Now he wants me to come in to - in his words - see if I would fit in with the team. I’m going in on Tuesday (two days from now) and have been wracking my brain about what to wear.
I know the old saying goes “you can never be too overdressed” and that it’s better to err on the side of caution. But what I’ve been coming up against is that a lot of the teach industry has actually adapted the idea that if you’re overdressed, you might not seem as if you fit in. I was thinking about wearing a suit, but from everything that I can find, it’s a pretty laid back company. Even their photos of the team on their site, the most dressed up person is in a casual button up with a tweed blazer.
Help. I’m at a loss. I don’t want to be judged poorly for under-dressing, but I don’t want to stick out to the point that they couldn’t see me fitting in at all.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!