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Discussion on: 8 Ways to Be More Professional

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Jay Holtslander

I once interviewed for a developer job and was told right in the interview that I wasn’t getting considered further specifically because I was dressed too nicely and didn’t look like a developer.

That HR guy was eventually let go from that company so I take solace in that.

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Jason C. McDonald Author • Edited on

Yipes. Glad that person got let go, too. His statement certainly demonstrated his prejudices about what a developer is, and that those prejudices probably came from watching too much Silicon Valley and Mr. Robot.

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Jay Holtslander

I find it funny that as I read your reply I'm literally wearing a Pied Piper T-shirt.