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Asked by Tanya on February 8, 2017

How should I dress for an interview? What does “business casual” mean?

Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on February 8, 2017

If you are interviewing for a corporate or office type of position, I would always encourage business professional dress attire unless the company tells you otherwise. Business professional is a business suit (pants and a suit jacket), blouse or button-down shirt/oxford, a tie for males or a knee-length skirt or dress for females. Business casual is less formal and typically the dress attire for most employee's in a corporate or office position. Business casual could be anything from dress pants, blouse or button-down shirt with no tie, dress, sweater, khaki's, etc. I would recommend searching "business casual" and "business professional" through the images in Google to get a better visual of what is appropriate for both.

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