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kregg32

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My son has an interview for the Homeland Security Boarder Patrol. He said he wanted to wear a suit but I was wondering if that might be a little too much for such a job. I suggested a conservative jacket and pants and no tie. What do you think?
 

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Your son can't go wrong wearing a suit, unless the interview has expressed that one is not necessary.
 

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Originally Posted by kregg32
My son has an interview for the Homeland Security Boarder Patrol. He said he wanted to wear a suit but I was wondering if that might be a little too much for such a job. I suggested a conservative jacket and pants and no tie. What do you think?

Such a job?

A conserative suit with tie is totally appropriate, just not black. Try navy or medium grey.
 

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Originally Posted by AlmostSmart
Your son can't go wrong wearing a suit, unless the interview has expressed that one is not necessary.

This
 

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You can never go wrong with a suit for an interview unless it is for a burger joint or a gorcery maybe, perhaps he could loose the jacket if need be but I would deffinately go with a tie.
 

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Navy or grey suit with tie and black/brown leather shoes. End of story.
 

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I'd suggest that he wear a suit. It doesn't hurt to be the only person who's wearing a suit during the interview process, but it could look bad to be the only guy who's not wearing one.
 

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Thanks for all your advice. I will show these to him. I'm not saying any of you are wrong at all but is there no valid argument to overdoing what you wear to an interview? Don't some say dress for the job you are applying for? I once had an interview with a major RR for the switch repair crew. This is just grunt construction-concrete work, jackhammers etc. There were two guys there in suits, I wore some Dockers and a polo shirt, most of the rest wore jeans and whatever. I wondered if the suit guys did the right thing. By "such a job" I meant dress for Boarder Patrol is Glocks, automatic rifles, pepper spray and desert camo clothing. Thanks again!




Originally Posted by AlmostSmart
Your son can't go wrong wearing a suit, unless the interview has expressed that one is not necessary.

Originally Posted by dks202
Such a job?

A conserative suit with tie is totally appropriate, just not black. Try navy or medium grey.


Originally Posted by kregg32
My son has an interview for the Homeland Security Boarder Patrol. He said he wanted to wear a suit but I was wondering if that might be a little too much for such a job. I suggested a conservative jacket and pants and no tie. What do you think?

Originally Posted by bowtielover
You can never go wrong with a suit for an interview unless it is for a burger joint or a gorcery maybe, perhaps he could loose the jacket if need be but I would deffinately go with a tie.

Originally Posted by taxgenius69
Navy or grey suit with tie and black/brown leather shoes. End of story.

Originally Posted by KingOfTheForum
I'd suggest that he wear a suit. It doesn't hurt to be the only person who's wearing a suit during the interview process, but it could look bad to be the only guy who's not wearing one.
 

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Originally Posted by kregg32
Thanks for all your advice. I will show these to him. I'm not saying any of you are wrong at all but is there no valid argument to overdoing what you wear to an interview? Don't some say dress for the job you are applying for? I once had an interview with a major RR for the switch repair crew. This is just grunt construction-concrete work, jackhammers etc. There were two guys there in suits, I wore some Dockers and a polo shirt, most of the rest wore jeans and whatever. I wondered if the suit guys did the right thing. By "such a job" I meant dress for Boarder Patrol is Glocks, automatic rifles, pepper spray and desert camo clothing. Thanks again!

I've seen a lot of guys not get decent paying jobs in oil and gas because they were too formally dressed. Sucks for them but it's the truth
 

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