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Need help with a perhaps unique interview situation.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Here is the situation. I work in a hospital business/patient accounts office. There is an opening for a more advanced job within the same office. It would be moving from an accounts receivable position to a more IT related position. I would be reporting to my bosses boss(and interviewing with her). We are acquainted as we work in the same building. The dress code for men in my office is a shirt with a collar, slacks(jeans on Friday), and closed toe shoes(tennis shoes are acceptable).

 

The job is only open to people in the building.  


Just curious if anybody thinks something less than a full on suit would be acceptable for an interview?  All I have for a suit is a slightly ill fitting JC Penny special that is 10 years old.  I don't have a lot of coin to drop on a new suit.  On hand I have black dress shoes, light brown casual Merrell Lotus shoes, black, dark grey, and brown pants and various shirts and ties.  Should I pick up a v-neck sweater to go with it or a sports coat or blazer? Thoughts?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 

Not sure how many pages get perused around here so I am bumping back to the first page.

post #3 of 10
Can't hurt to wear the suit. Black shoes, no sweater.
post #4 of 10
If you have the time, you can have some minor alterations done to the fit to make it look a bit more sharp. The cost shouldn't be too prohibitive.
post #5 of 10
my advice is to have the slightly ill fitting suit tailored by a competent alterations tailor.

It will likely run less than $100 and should clean up its appearance significantly. Things such as getting the sleeve length right and adding some waist suppression can make a world of difference.

Pair that with the black shoes and a conservative tie and you'll be fine.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

You don't think a suit is overkill for a place that allows tennis shoes as everyday dress?  Would a sport coat/blazer be a better option?

post #7 of 10
nope, put the suit on.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by shades9323 View Post

You don't think a suit is overkill for a place that allows tennis shoes as everyday dress?  Would a sport coat/blazer be a better option?

"There is no kill like overkill."

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by shades9323 View Post

You don't think a suit is overkill for a place that allows tennis shoes as everyday dress?

 

For working there, maybe it is. For interviewing, no it is not.

post #10 of 10
Wear the suit. Don't drop any cash on a sport coat. You have the black shoes. Buy a white shirt and a conservative tie if you don't have one. How poorly does the suit fit?
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