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Dressing for a job interview with what I have

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sigg, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Well-Known Member

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    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.....
     
  2. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. sigg

    sigg New Member

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    Should the shirt be plain white or is some delicate fabric pattern allowed?
     
  4. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. binge

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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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