A query from a reader:
I have a job interview coming up and I have been thinking about what to wear! Normally I know that women tend to wear a skirt and jacket, or a dress. But I have been wondering whether this may disadvantage the applicant, by triggering (conscious and unconscious) biases against women. I was wondering if you knew of anything written on this, or have any views on the matter. I think women think they should look ‘nice’, while feminine clothes may distract or convey a certain lack of professionalism. So I am thinking of trousers and a shirt! But was just wondering if you have any thoughts on this.
Anyone know of relevant studies?