When Derek Johnson was interviewing candidates for a marketing job at his tech company, one applicant arrived in a business suit. "It put us on edge," says Mr. Johnson, founder and CEO of Tatango.com. Mr. Johnson believed the job candidate was presenting a false image of himself. The suit, he felt, was tantamount to a lie.
If wearing a suit is a lie, is combing the hair a fib?
Would an ironed shirt represent repressive middle-class values?
Read the rest of Christina Binkley's article on employers who expect you to dress down.