Thomas would apply to be a software developer in the Pacific northwest.
Thomas’s choices earned a few, “It depends…” responses. The blue-shirt “look” is reminiscent of tech geeks in middle management everywhere, said judge Brenda Christensen, who works in high-tech PR. “If that's the position he's after, he's showing it."
A few panel members feel that Thomas ought to add a tie or sport coat. “You don’t show up for an interview in casual attire,” McBride said. “Even if this is what you could wear on a day-to-day basis once you have the job: Dress up for the interview.”
But Hawthorn, who used to live in the area, disagrees: “If Tom is interviewing in Portland, he’s overdressed in both outfits.”