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Old 12-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #21
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #22
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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Lol that's like the 3rd time someone on this board has made that reference mistake.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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For an entry level job I would never wear anything super expensive or ostentatious (such as a nice watch).
I guess to some people, a colt is a lot different from say a navitimer..subtle and discrete..but for that particular business I agree with you (I didn't know at the time) they make you wash cars in a suit for f*cks sake.. either way so glad I never worked at that place.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #25
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #26
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If I'm well qualified for a job and they won't hire me only because I'm not wearing a suit, I don't want to work for that company. Unless you are applying as a salesperson or high up exec who must always interact with customers and you must dress formally every day, I don't think a suit is necessary.

If I was interviewing someone and they showed up in a big fancy suit, I'd think they're trying to compensate for something. I'm more interested in the guy that shows up in jeans and a t-shirt wearing a casio calculator watch. He's so confident in his skills for the job, he doesn't need to put on a show.

Of course, that's now how it works. First impressions are huge for an interview. You gotta dress nicely OP.

If I were you, just call up and ask the people who will be interviewing you what is appropriate. Take the guesswork out of it. That's what I did for my current job and he told me "We're pretty laid back here and wear jeans, but you should wear some slacks, a button down, and dress shoes. See ya tomorrow."
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:40 PM   #28
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If I'm well qualified for a job and they won't hire me only because I'm not wearing a suit, I don't want to work for that company. Unless you are applying as a salesperson or high up exec who must always interact with customers and you must dress formally every day, I don't think a suit is necessary.

If I was interviewing someone and they showed up in a big fancy suit, I'd think they're trying to compensate for something. I'm more interested in the guy that shows up in jeans and a t-shirt wearing a casio calculator watch. He's so confident in his skills for the job, he doesn't need to put on a show.

Of course, that's now how it works. First impressions are huge for an interview. You gotta dress nicely OP.

If I were you, just call up and ask the people who will be interviewing you what is appropriate. Take the guesswork out of it. That's what I did for my current job and he told me "We're pretty laid back here and wear jeans, but you should wear some slacks, a button down, and dress shoes. See ya tomorrow."
Exactly my thinking as well. Unfortunately, you gotta play the game...
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If I'm well qualified for a job and they won't hire me only because I'm not wearing a suit, I don't want to work for that company. Unless you are applying as a salesperson or high up exec who must always interact with customers and you must dress formally every day, I don't think a suit is necessary.

If I was interviewing someone and they showed up in a big fancy suit, I'd think they're trying to compensate for something. I'm more interested in the guy that shows up in jeans and a t-shirt wearing a casio calculator watch. He's so confident in his skills for the job, he doesn't need to put on a show.

Of course, that's now how it works. First impressions are huge for an interview. You gotta dress nicely OP.

If I were you, just call up and ask the people who will be interviewing you what is appropriate. Take the guesswork out of it. That's what I did for my current job and he told me "We're pretty laid back here and wear jeans, but you should wear some slacks, a button down, and dress shoes. See ya tomorrow."
It doesn't work that way. Social etiquette demands a more formal type of dress for more formal types of encounters. A job interview is a formal encounter. It's two strangers meeting up to determine whether they can enter a (professional) relationship or not. That means putting in the effort to look nice.

I'm wearing a polo, jeans, and sneakers to work right now. But that's because I already know my coworkers and office culture. You wouldn't dress the same way on a first date with some girl you really like, but after she's your girlfriend you start dressing down to what you normally wear. You can bet I wore a suit to the interview.

I'm not going to instantly rule out a person who doesn't wear a suit to an interview. But if it's between two close candidates, I'm more likely to choose the besuited guy. Every little bit counts in today's economy. So wear the suit and don't look down on people who want to make a good first impression.
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I agree^. As I started working I slowly went from "business casual" to now wearing casual shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt or jacket over the course of 4 months. Occasionally I'll wear a button down or something nicer. But with all the competition, you have to dress up even if it doesn't feel like your real personality. To what extent you want to dress up, well that's up to you.
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If I'm well qualified for a job and they won't hire me only because I'm not wearing a suit, I don't want to work for that company.
If 30 people interview and 2 are equally qualified and likable and one guy is wearing jeans and a polo and the other guy showed up in a suit, I'm hiring the guy in the suit........
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I agree^. As I started working I slowly went from "business casual" to now wearing casual shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt or jacket over the course of 4 months. Occasionally I'll wear a button down or something nicer. But with all the competition, you have to dress up even if it doesn't feel like your real personality. To what extent you want to dress up, well that's up to you.
Haha I "faded out" my style as well. I interviewed in a nice suit and tie. Got the job. I came in "company dress" (poloshirt and khakis until you get your shirts with a logo on them) tucked in with some dress socks in my steeltoe shoes. I've slowly faded to just wearing my shirts untucked, maybe a bit wrinkled. I never iron my pants. I don't like to go work with the hourly wage guys downstairs and be all dressed up. It creates a barrier (small but there). Some days I dress up a bit and wear a button down just so I can walk around like I own the place (I don't).
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Casual shirt and jeans, that's all I ever wear to interviews.
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cargo shorts with sandals.

If you dont have a suit, at least wear a tie.
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LOL. No... I'll probably get walked out if I came dressed in a suit. That's the way things are in our line of work.
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You don't have the job yet, you can't dress like you're already working there.
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I just had an internal interview for a supervisor position at the company where I currently work (in a different capacity). I dressed well; suit and tie from Brooks Brothers. When I was called in for the interview, I was immediately complimented on how well I was dressed. The interview went really well. Guess who got a call today for a second interview? This interview is more informal and I was specifically told that I didn't need to "dress up" as much for this interview. Will I? Absolutely.

Also, remember that how the clothes fit is more important than how expensive they were.

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LOL. No... I'll probably get walked out if I came dressed in a suit. That's the way things are in our line of work.
Yup. I have never and will never wear a suit to a job interview. Last interview I did I wore what I would wear as if it was a normal day. T-shirt, hoody, jeans, and vans.
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