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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Do you have the money for a cellphone?
Do you have the money to have a pint of beer?
Do you have the money to eat out?

GTFO, no money for a shirt

get your priorities straight, it's part of being an adult

No, no and no I'm kinda on a tight budget after finishing my studies - once I get a job and a salary I will have no problem setting my priorities straight.

After reading all the posts I'll go look for white shirts tomorrow - maybe I'll find something that won't break the bank. Btw. should I be looking at double (french) cuffed shirts or buttoned ones?

I'll try to take a picture tomorrow of the ties that I have and post it here - maybe someone will be kind enough to tell me if they are any good.
About the shoes - thanks, but I already got it covered. I was taught to polish my shoes when I was little so they are nice and shiny.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
For an interview, I'd go with a red tie. Connotes power.
post #18 of 27
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For an interview, I'd go with a red tie. Connotes power.

Mistyped "makes you look like a flight attendant for American Airlines."
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by A.K.A. View Post
Mistyped "makes you look like a flight attendant for American Airlines."

I thought that is what the interview was for.
post #20 of 27
Shirt is fine, though a solid white or sky blue would be better. If you're going with your striped shirt wear a very conservative tie. I would suggest semi-solid light grey, or dark burgundy. Avoid French cuffs like the plague. Ditto for pocket squares. Shine your shoes. Then shine them some more. Have the suit pressed or steamed. Good luck.
post #21 of 27
Go to your neighborhood JC Penney (assuming you are in the US) and pick up a Stafford dress shirt. They are not bad and are perpetually on sale at $19. Use it for your interviews and after you land your job, use it to clean your car or something.....
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by forsbergacct2000 View Post
I stand corrected, but I still think a solid shirt, preferably white would be safer, if not as fashionable.

Yes. You can't lose with a white shirt any day.
post #23 of 27
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Should the shirt be plain white or is some delicate fabric pattern allowed?
post #24 of 27
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Should the shirt be plain white or is some delicate fabric pattern allowed?

The less pattern, the better. You can never lose with a plain white dress shirt, regardless of the occasion.
post #25 of 27
Wear what you have.
Make sure the shirt is ironed and your shoes are polished.
Pay attention to personal grooming (example-clean trimmed fingernails)
Shave and prepare your clothes/things the night before the day of the interview.
You are there to present your skills. It's not a fashion show, so don't worry about it.
Just make sure there are no loose or missing buttons on the shirt & jacket & coat.
As long as you are clean, presentable and qualified for the position, no one will care further.
Best of luck with the interview.
post #26 of 27
Yeah the WORST thing you can do is buy something new that you aren't 100% comfortable in.

That will be immediately noticeable to an experienced hiring manger.
post #27 of 27
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I'm a fresh graduate and I've just got invited to an interview at a big consulting company.

How were you invited? Like for a wedding? Did you check the appropriate entree box on the RSVP card and mail it in?
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