Older and highly experienced job candidates in the tech industry find themselves in the opposite situation of what fresh grads have faced in the past.
Where 20-somethings made themselves over in business wear and sensible shoes to signal maturity, 40-somethings-plus are having to shed corporate for casual in order to get a foot in the door and convince young execs that what they have to offer is still relevant.
Other takes on fashion in Silicon Valley:
>> NYT: Techies break a fashion taboo / Clair Cain Miller
>> Entrepreneur: Silicon Valley’s Best Dressed / Kathleen Davis