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Dress codes – is there a tribal look?

Brown shoes and loud ties ‘hinder investment banking hopefuls’ is the headline. You may not be going for a role in investment banking, but there is often a look or a style to dress and appearance in organisations. You dont have to conform to a style, just simply make a conscious decision as to whether conforming or not is worth it? 

Candidates who wear brown shoes, “loud” ties or ill-fitting suits can fall foul of “opaque” codes of conduct, the Social Mobility Commission found.

Firms recruit for front office roles from a few elite universities and only hire those who “fit in”, it said.

Chairman Alan Milburn said “arcane culture rules” were locking working-class candidates out of City jobs.

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