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Old 12-18-2012, 07:02 PM   #41
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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.
And that's why you'll never have a real job at a real company.

What was the name of that crappy start-up you worked at this summer?

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #42
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And that's why you'll never have a real job at a real company.

What was the name of that crappy start-up you worked at this summer?

Clearly need to step my game up
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Back in college I once got passed up on a job because I wore khakis and a tucked in polo for an interview...it was at the mariott. Shortly after I went for an interview at enterprise rent a car wearing a suit, and a nice watch (breitling) and the interviewer told me I was too flashy..lol. I ended up turning down that sh!t job and working part time at a winery while in school, I dressed a little more causal though. I think it depends on the type of business you are applying to. Where I work now, everyone dresses extremely casual, I knew my manager already, so I just came in dressed very casually to fit in with everyone else. Got the job.
That's odd because men at Enterprise generally wear suits to work.
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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.
If you were told not to, I would bump it down a notch. Maybe instead of a full suit, just got with some nice slacks and a blazer with a casual tie.

I am curious about what line of work those of you who don't dress up for interviews are in. You won't be considered for anything corporate level by wearing jeans or a polo.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:47 AM   #46
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If wearing a suit for one hour during an interview bothers you so much, then you need to get over it.

Dress nice for any interview you have. If I were interviewing you and noticed that you've got an overall sense of yourself, know what you want, then I'd be more apt to hire you than the guy in casual pants and a casual t-shirt from Express or something (considering that's what I wear on a day-to-day basis).

Seriously. Besides, everyone needs a suit, primarily for situations such as interviews and first impressions in general.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #47
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Just be glad you're not a woman...for guys, the only right answer is a suit. For girls, you have to try to maintain femininity, while still appearing professional. I however don't mind a woman dressing casually when she comes in for an interview. My kitchen has a very casual environment
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The only time you need to wear a suit to an interview is if you actually want the job. If you don't, feel free to wear whatever you want.

Also, don't wear anything flashy - nice watches are a no-no in my opinion, but could vary depending on the type of job it is. I basically don't want a prospective employer to judge me as having money based on watches, clothes, car you drive to the interview, etc.
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The only time you need to wear a suit to an interview is if you actually want the job. If you don't, feel free to wear whatever you want.

Also, don't wear anything flashy - nice watches are a no-no in my opinion, but could vary depending on the type of job it is. I basically don't want a prospective employer to judge me as having money based on watches, clothes, car you drive to the interview, etc.
Not sure why you wouldn't want a job.

Then again, maybe I'm too young to understand. I just feel that in today's economy, you really take what you can get, and build from it.
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You don't have the job yet, you can't dress like you're already working there.
Wear the suit.
Completely agree with this. Suit up.
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Always wear a suit, shirt, and tie unless the person doing the interview tell you not to do so. Even then, be very clear about what they expect you to wear. Ive been in an interview where they said take you tie off but they fully expected you to keep your suit jacket on.
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Just be glad you're not a woman...for guys, the only right answer is a suit. For girls, you have to try to maintain femininity, while still appearing professional. I however don't mind a woman dressing casually when she comes in for an interview. My kitchen has a very casual environment
Yea, especially female attorneys. They are either "soft" or "b itchy" very little in between.
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Wear the suit.
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Not sure why you wouldn't want a job.

Then again, maybe I'm too young to understand. I just feel that in today's economy, you really take what you can get, and build from it.
My point was, if you're going to an interview, wear a suit
If you don't wear a suit, you are wasting your time. I wouldn't hire someone who doesn't have sense enough to wear a suit even though it is not something we wear at my company on a day to day basis.
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If you were told not to, I would bump it down a notch. Maybe instead of a full suit, just got with some nice slacks and a blazer with a casual tie.

I am curious about what line of work those of you who don't dress up for interviews are in. You won't be considered for anything corporate level by wearing jeans or a polo.
Software Engineer...

The suit thing just doesn't happen really in tech stuff, corporate or not.
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That's odd because men at Enterprise generally wear suits to work.
I think the lady interviewing me was butt hurt because she couldn't afford to get her husband a nice watch. They did end up offering me the job though, to which I happily declined.

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The suit thing just doesn't happen really in tech stuff, corporate or not.
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The suit thing just doesn't happen really in tech stuff, corporate or not.
Beg to differ. I'm a software developer and you can bet your ass I wore a suit to interviews.

You go out west and you can probably get away with it without people judging you. That **** isn't gonna fly in the east coast.
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Generally speaking I think you should always dress up for the first interview. After that, if the culture allows for it, dress like everyone else if it's casual, or remain professional if its formal business attire.
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