Portuguese Dress Code
Working abroad sounds like an adventure to many people. However, employment in Portugal requires more than just the obvious Portuguese CV writing and translation. You will face issues that probably did not even cross your mind when you begin planning to find Portuguese jobs.
Do not misjudge the impact they can have on the end result of your adventure! For example, you will experience the different immigration rules and habits, job application procedures, the selection trends and the management culture.
Portuguese Dress Code for Job Interviews
It is important to demonstrate at an interview good appearance as well as good manners.
Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have
Do your research. Find out what their employees wear and then dress as they are or nicer than that. Whenever you are in doubt, the best policy is to call ahead and inquire about the dress requirements.
Dress neatly and conservatively.
Women may wear dresses or skirts and blouses.
Sports jacket/pants and ties are appropriate for men. It is fine to take off your jacket in a meeting if is hot.
Caps, bandannas, athletic shoes, sweats, unkempt clothes, jeans, singlets, open shoes and thongs are never acceptable. If the wind was blowing, comb your hair before making first contact at the reception. Do not carry a water bottle or coffee mug. Carry only a slim folder holding your job application documents and CVs. Do not chew anything.
How you dress in Portugal is the one of the most important aspect of being hired
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Good luck with your Portuguese dress code!