Dress-code tips

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Austria - dress-code tips

Dress code depends on the job, the sector, the position, customer contact, representa­tion, company culture, etc. It is important to be authentic when presenting yourself For men who are applying for responsible positions, a suit is still obligatory. A tie is no longer required.

‘I already knew some things about life in Hungary, as I had studied there, but EURES helped me with the more"techni­cal" details of living between two coun­tries, such as the differences between tax systems and social security sys­tems. When you move somewhere new, you don't know what to expect. Each country has its own uniqueness, and it's invaluable to get this advice.'

Marcel, jobseeker from Germany, living in Hungary, commuting to work in Austria
Belgium - dress-code tips
Dress as you would expect someone to do in the position for which you are applying, neither over-nor underdressed for the role. Jewellery or perfume should match your clothing. Remember that the way you present yourself reflects your personality.
Bulgaria - dress-code tips
Clothes should be smart casual: no sportswear, short skirts or bright colours. Clothes should be clean and shoes should be polished and should match the clothing. Avoid strong deodorants and perfumes and pay attention to details like clean hair, nails and hairstyle. Men should be clean-shaven or have a well-groomed beard. Do not wear eccentric jewellery.
Croatia - dress-code tips
A candidate dressed appropriately and neatly is going to make a much better impression than one dressed in jeans and a T-shirt. Excessive jewellery and accessories, and extreme hair-styles or dyed hair should be avoided. Your personal appearance should reflect that of a potential employee.
Cyprus - dress-code tips
Candidates are advised to dress in a smart casual style and avoid extremes.
Czech Republic - dress-code tips
Clothes should be smart casual: no sportswear, short skirts or bright colours. Clothes should be clean and shoes should be polished and should match the clothing. Avoid strong deodorants and perfumes and pay attention to details like clean hair, nails and hairstyle. Men should be clean-shaven or have a well-groomed beard. Do not wear eccentric jewellery.
Denmark - dress-code tips
Dress fairly conservatively - not too flashy, not too relaxed. Jewellery should be discreet and generally no piercings should be visible.
Estonia - dress-code tips
This depends on the job function. It is advisable to dress in a conventional and comfortable style. Jewellery can be worn.
Finland - dress-code tips
Dress neatly and appropriately. Normally smart casual is enough. However, in the business world, men tend to wear a suit. Wear simple jewellery in order to give a good, clean-cut appearance.
France - dress-code tips
The dress code should be appropriate to the job you are applying for.
Germany - dress-code tips
Dress in line with the business and function that you are applying for. For example, bankers or bank employees need to wear a tie. Avoid eye-catching jewellery.
Greece - dress-code tips
Check your appearance, and make sure you are clean, shaved and well dressed, according to the standards of the company
Hungary - dress-code tips
Dress code depends on the job, but it is usually formal (suit, dress, etc.). Jewellery is tolerated in moderation, but only for women.
Iceland - dress-code tips
Dress casually and smartly or conventionally. Avoid wearing too much jewellery. Jewellery on men, except for an engagement or a wedding ring, is frowned upon in Icelandic society.
Ireland - dress-code tips
Dressing neatly and tidily is the rule of thumb; face and body piercings are not desirable.
Italy - dress-code tips
In some companies there is a dress etiquette. The same goes for jewellery. The general rule is: if you do not know anything more specific, go for the smart casual look.
Latvia - dress-code tips
Dress-code rules depend on the sector and position. For a bank, a state institution or an office role, your dress style should be conventional. In general, you should be neat and well groomed.
Lichtenstein - dress-code tips
Your dress code should be adapted to the company and the role. In general, avoid bright colours and revealing clothes, and be sparing with make-up and jewellery.
Lithuania - dress-code tips
It depends on the vacancy. A suit or dress is always appropriate. Jewellery and cosmetics should be used in moderation.
Luxembourg - dress-code tips
Adapt your clothing and your overall appearance to the situation and the kind of company in which you are applying to work. In the financial sector, recruiters still expect men to wear a suit and tie.
Malta - dress-code tips
Wear smart attire for all interviews. Men are encouraged to wear a dark suit over a white or light colour shirt, with a smart tie. Women are encouraged to wear a suit over a shirt. Do not wear excessive jewellery and make-up. Men should not wear earrings or other piercings. If you have a tattoo, make sure it is well covered with clothing. Tattoos are not well received by local employers. Wearing a light and fresh perfume is advisable, especially in summer.
Netherlands - dress-code tips
It is very much appreciated if you are dressed for the occasion and look neat. Try to choose clothing that fits the company culture rather than the latest fashion. In banking, men have to wear a suit and women are expected to wear a two-piece suit.

The modest use of jewellery is advised. It is accepted that men wear a ring, but bracelets are considered to be overkill. For women, one or more rings are acceptable or even favourable. Other jewellery should be adapted to your outfit.
Norway - dress-code tips
Norway has a casual dress code. The 'white shirt and tie’ rule applies only to candidates for management-level positions in finance, real estate, consultancy or where being representative is a big part of the job. Check the company’s homepage for photos of staff and see how they are dressed.
Poland - dress-code tips
Dress professionally for a job interview, even if the work environment is casual. For men: a suit in an unobtrusive colour, a long-sleeved shirt and tie, dark socks and conservative leather shoes; little or no jewellery; a neat, professional hairstyle; not too much aftershave; neatly trimmed nails; and a portfolio or briefcase.

For women: a dark suit with a skirt long enough so you can sit comfortably, coordinated blouse, conservative shoes, neutral tights; a modest amount of jewellery (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets); professional hairstyle; make-up and perfume in moderation; clean, neatly manicured nails; and a portfolio or briefcase.
Portugal - dress-code tips
Dress for the occasion. Even if smart dress is not important for the job, it will show your professionalism and respect for the employer or interviewer. Avoid too much make-up or jewellery, piercings, visible tattoos and radical hairstyles.
Romania - dress-code tips
Be decently and respectably dressed.
Slovakia - dress-code tips
Be tidy, clean and neatly dressed. If the job is a white-collar position, both men and women should wear a suit. Jewellery is acceptable, but it should not be overdone and should be restricted to a few items.
Slovenia - dress-code tips
Look business-like, neat and clean. Shoes should be in good condition and hair neatly styled.
Spain - dress-code tips
Going to an interview is not like going to a party. You should attend the interview thinking that you are going to work there. It is usually suf­ficient to be clean and tidy. Graduates or exec­utives usually wear ties if they are men and heels if they are women. Avoid eye-catching jewellery and bright colours.
Sweden - dress-code tips
There is no need to dress too formally for most jobs, but be sure you are clean and tidy. It is no longer usual to wear a tie. Good trousers and a jacket are always acceptable - for both men and women.
Switzerland - dress-code tips
Find out about the dress code for the sector and the job and do not overdress. Flashy clothes and jewellery are only appropriate for particular jobs such as saleswomen for jewellery or luxury products.
United Kingdom - dress-code tips
Business dress (a suit) is recommended. Men should wear a tie. Women should wear only modest amounts of make-up and jewellery. Whatever you wear, your clothes should be clean and well pressed.
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