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Gwarg

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I have an interview at Cambridge next week and I was thinking of a sport coat and blue/white striped shirt. I was warned by the college not to dress too smartly, but I want to give a good impression. Would wearing smart trousers be too much or should I stick with straight dark jeans?

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Originally Posted by Gwarg
I have an interview at Cambridge next week and I was thinking of a sport coat and blue/white striped shirt. I was warned by the college not to dress too smartly, but I want to give a good impression. Would wearing smart trousers be too much or should I stick with straight dark jeans?

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Trousers please - maybe a suit even.
 

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I received a letter telling us not to wear suits, otherwise I certainly would.
 

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They will be interviewing you, not your clothes. What ever you choose, keep it quiet. Avoid loud patterns or combo's. Be yourself and don't talk too much. Clean and presentable will do nicely.
If you wear something too loud it can be inferred as being some form of compensation for having lesser skills, and it is the skills that they are looking for. Best of luck on the interview.
 

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Originally Posted by Gwarg
I received a letter telling us not to wear suits, otherwise I certainly would.

I wonder why? I would think they would want to see what prospective students would wear to an interview without setting any guidelines.
 

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Originally Posted by dragon8
I wonder why? I would think they would want to see what prospective students would wear to an interview without setting any guidelines.

I don't think that they would base their decisions on this at all though, would they?
 

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Originally Posted by Gwarg
I don't think that they would base their decisions on this at all though, would they?
Cambridge judge you by your clothing? Of course not. And they won't even notice the Geordie accent.
Another vote for sport coat, wool pants and good shoes. No jeans. Good luck.
 

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Black shoes would probably be most appropriate for an interview, from what I've gathered on SF?
 

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Originally Posted by Gwarg
Black shoes would probably be most appropriate for an interview, from what I've gathered on SF?

Yes, even more so in GB. Black lace-ups.
 

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Originally Posted by Gwarg
I have an interview at Cambridge next week and I was thinking of a sport coat and blue/white striped shirt. I was warned by the college not to dress too smartly, but I want to give a good impression. Would wearing smart trousers be too much or should I stick with straight dark jeans?

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First of all, good luck in the interview.


For the clothes, put them on, take a picture and let's see. I think you will be fine, but I also would not wear jeans for the interview.
 

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