I nailed my intro video. Then I got an email about my dress code, what did I do wrong? 

Dear Cambly,
I sent in my intro video and I was awesome! I nailed it. Then I got an email from you saying there was a problem with it and to follow the dress code. Do I really have to record it again? 

Signed, Frustrated 

Hi Frustrated,

Sorry about that.

It can be hard to know what to wear to a job interview in general, let alone an online video introduction. Basically, if you wouldn’t wear it to an in-person job interview, it might be a good idea to avoid it in your video.

Here’s what we’re looking for: smart casual. In a nutshell, we ask that you avoid hats, sleeveless attire (that includes muscle tees), exposed cleavage and logos or printing that could be considered offensive. No sunglasses either, please. 

Our students come from all over the world and as cultural norms regarding dress vary, we want to ensure that everyone is comfortable. Out of respect for different cultures, we ask all tutors and prospective tutors, to follow our dress code.

If it’s really hot where you live and the thought of sleeves is unbearable, you can put something light over your shoulders so that they’re covered but you don’t melt.

If you want to get all fancy on us, be our guest! Tutors in Tuxedos sounds amazing. Tutors in Bathrobes…not so much. It should go without saying that neat and clean is a big win here. 

If you receive one of these Dress Code emails and want to submit a new video, just follow the instructions in the message.

We’re excited to see you. Good luck!

If you’re already a Cambly tutor, please follow the dress code guidelines in the Tutor Guide. That keeps everyone happy.


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