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Old 12-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #61
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Wearing a suit is an antiquated idea that the world should move away from.

But realistically it is still expected, so you should probably wear one in order to give the best impression.
What world do you live in ............are you still in high school ?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:09 PM   #62
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The suit thing just doesn't happen really in tech stuff, corporate or not.
I have three starting in January. Every single one wore a suit to their interview.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #64
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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.
LOL at East Coast. Getting all worked up over a software position.

Ppl wear flipflops and shorts to work here in silicon valley, even in the winter. If you come in wearing a suit you'll look so out of place like a total newb. Definitely different between east/west coast.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #65
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LOL at East Coast. Getting all worked up over a software position.

Ppl wear flipflops and shorts to work here in silicon valley, even in the winter. If you come in wearing a suit you'll look so out of place like a total newb. Definitely different between east/west coast.
I think were talking about interviews, right?
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #66
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What world do you live in ............are you still in high school ?
Tell me more about how wearing a suit is a clear indication of your potential job performance.

I did not say I dont believe in wearing a suit, and I think it is absolutely required for a professional interview in most cases. I dont own a suit, but I will if I ever need it for an interview.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #67
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I think were talking about interviews, right?
Yes. Point being an interviewer in a suit looks weird when the rest of the place is dressed casually.

There's an unwritten understanding that a collared polo shirt/jeans are all you need for interviews. Too dressy suggests that you haven't worked in the valley much before.
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LOL at East Coast. Getting all worked up over a software position.

Ppl wear flipflops and shorts to work here in silicon valley, even in the winter. If you come in wearing a suit you'll look so out of place like a total newb. Definitely different between east/west coast.
I agree, east coast people are super tight asses when it comes to this stuff. Even in Santa Barbara it's common to wear polos to work at places like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems (where I work, my boss is wearing a t-shirt with some jeans) FLIR, or other places, suits for interviews but everyday? Lol

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You can never be overeducated or overdressed.
But you sure as hell can be deemed overqualified, and I have the suspicion that how you dress and what your education/experience level is plays into that. At least in small part.

Since this is a thread about what to wear to a job interview (I concur with SUIT, neatly put together, and doesn't have to be expensive), I won't go off the deep end like usual.

But it seems that the term overqualified now basically means "too expensive". I'm finding in this job market, more than ever in my 10 year career, the price you want is THE MOST sensitive item. In my industry, finance, there just isn't a blank check to be written anymore. Clearly, some of us need to keep working on our brand, and be prepared to ask for what we think we are worth, and not what they tell us we are worth.

In the meantime, I'll continue scraping together pennies for gas and meals
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^^ every ****ing job posting in the world. I hate recruiters with a passion. Only an engineer can hire another engineer.

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:14 PM   #71
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The big question I see is: what's wrong with wearing a suit? Mine are all lined with silk on the inside (pants and jacket). More comfortable than jeans. I look forward to the opportunities to rock a suit.
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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.
Maybe, I know plenty of tech jobs on the east coast where they dress casual.

Dress whatever you're most comfortable in and matches the company's style. If you get a job over what you wear vs what you know, that's not really a place I'd want to work. I'd rather have a guy show up in his PJs, show some serious skill and have a personality that meshes well with everyone else.

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LOL at East Coast. Getting all worked up over a software position.

Ppl wear flipflops and shorts to work here in silicon valley, even in the winter. If you come in wearing a suit you'll look so out of place like a total newb. Definitely different between east/west coast.
Pretty much.
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Maybe, I know plenty of tech jobs on the east coast where they dress casual.

Dress whatever you're most comfortable in and matches the company's style. If you get a job over what you wear vs what you know, that's not really a place I'd want to work. I'd rather have a guy show up in his PJs, show some serious skill and have a personality that meshes well with everyone else.
I didn't say I wore a suit to work every day. But I definitely wear them for interviews.

I wear business casual for 3 days (most meetings occur Monday-Wednesday). Then switch to polo and jeans for Thursday and Friday. There are weeks where I wear jeans/polos/sneakers, but I never go below that.
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There is such a thing as over dressing, A person who owns an oil rig isnt going to hire some one who shows up in a suit.
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There is such a thing as over dressing, A person who owns an oil rig isnt going to hire some one who shows up in a suit.
He will if he's hiring an accountant. There are a handful of jobs that may not require a suit. But guys with those jobs aren't banging supermodels...so why would you want that job...
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He will if he's hiring an accountant. There are a handful of jobs that may not require a suit. But guys with those jobs aren't banging supermodels...so why would you want that job...
The oil rigs around here will pay you $30 an hour STARTING wage Directly out of high school, And goes up from there.
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The oil rigs around here will pay you $30 an hour STARTING wage Directly out of high school, And goes up from there.
Yeah, and all the offshore workers are pushing lambos around their summer homes in The Hills, too, right?
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LOL at East Coast. Getting all worked up over a software position.

Ppl wear flipflops and shorts to work here in silicon valley, even in the winter. If you come in wearing a suit you'll look so out of place like a total newb. Definitely different between east/west coast.
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I agree, east coast people are super tight asses when it comes to this stuff. Even in Santa Barbara it's common to wear polos to work at places like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems (where I work, my boss is wearing a t-shirt with some jeans) FLIR, or other places, suits for interviews but everyday? Lol
We'll keep it classy for the rest of the country.
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Yeah, and all the offshore workers are pushing lambos around their summer homes in The Hills, too, right?
Most people around here make crazy amount of over time and make close to $200,000 their first year working, And live at home. Simply because you dont wear a suit to an interview for the type of job dosent mean you can make good money
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Most people around here make crazy amount of over time and make close to $200,000 their first year working, And live at home. Simply because you dont wear a suit to an interview for the type of job dosent mean you can make good money
Is this in Canada?
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