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Suit to job interview (Creative)

qbessi

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Hey guys,

I have a interview next week for a junior developer role at a large agency in London.

My question, while most people in the creative industry wear jeans, t-shirts and trainers. Would a suit be too much?.

Maybe something like this? http://goo.gl/4Mxuy - without the gold watch of course


Would appreciate your input.
 

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Originally Posted by qbessi
Hey guys,

I have a interview next week for a junior developer role at a large agency in London.

My question, while most people in the creative industry wear jeans, t-shirts and trainers. Would a suit be too much?.

Maybe something like this? http://goo.gl/4Mxuy - without the gold watch of course


Would appreciate your input.


I don't know the situation in London but the rule of thumb would be to be - if anything - a bit overdressed. That way you can always dress down once the job starts but if you're already underdressed on your interview, you're likely to not get the job.
 

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A suit would be fine - to be overdressed at a first interview is better than underdressed - esepcially if the agency requires staff to dress up to meet certain customers.

There would be nothing wrong with the watch by the way.
 

qbessi

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Many thanks guys. I feel better now
 

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Originally Posted by GBR
A suit would be fine - to be overdressed at a first interview is better than underdressed - esepcially if the agency requires staff to dress up to meet certain customers.

There would be nothing wrong with the watch by the way.


+1
 

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I work in a London agency and employ developers, and whilst not expected in the industry a suit would go down well and make a good impression. I wouldn't worry about a tie however.
 

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Originally Posted by Kentishman
I work in a London agency and employ developers, and whilst not expected in the industry a suit would go down well and make a good impression. I wouldn't worry about a tie however.

Thanks!
 

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Be a bit dressed up, but don't look stuffy. Were it me, I'd do a trim navy suit, a shirt with some color (like one of Paul Smith's more muted offerings), cognac brown shoes and no tie. If you feel uncomfortable without a tie, I'd suggest a solid knit one.

Could also do dressy jeans, blazer, white shirt, solid tie, if you want to be a little more bold.
 

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I dunno about London, but I've worked with a lot of recruiters and as a general rule, it's always good to wear a suit/tie. Doesn't need to be flashy, but it's just to show the company your professionalism.
 

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Originally Posted by ebmk3891
I dunno about London, but I've worked with a lot of recruiters and as a general rule, it's always good to wear a suit/tie. Doesn't need to be flashy, but it's just to show the company your professionalism.
+1 Save the stylish dressing down for when you actually start working there. For a creative position I'd wear a tie with some "pop" to it. My go-to ensemble for marketing/ advertising related positions is a conservative navy blue suit (SB/ NL), sky blue dress shirt and wool plaid tie (dark blue with gray overtones). That's dressy and stylish without being offensive or severely bending any preset molds.
 

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Good call on the knitted tie.

I only have two pairs of shoes.

Black - http://goo.gl/Sa7st
Tan - http://goo.gl/u9cUV

Yes I know I need brown shoes!
- would the tan shoes work? I love them


Finding it quite hard to find quality wool knitted ties. TW Lewin has knitted ties but all made of silk. Any recommendations?
 

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Originally Posted by qbessi

My question, while most people in the creative industry wear jeans, t-shirts and trainers. Would a suit be too much?.

Maybe something like this? http://goo.gl/4Mxuy - without the gold watch of course



A "suit" is defined in much of the world as including a jacket and trousers made from the same cloth; i.e., the jacket and trousers "match." That's not a suit.
 

qbessi

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Originally Posted by Bartolo
A "suit" is defined in much of the world as including a jacket and trousers made from the same cloth; i.e., the jacket and trousers "match." That's not a suit.

Yeah I realised after I posted.

Thanks for making sure I know
 

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Originally Posted by Bartolo
A "suit" is defined in much of the world as including a jacket and trousers made from the same cloth; i.e., the jacket and trousers "match." That's not a suit.
And on that same token, an odd jacket and slacks is a bit under-dressed for most business interviews.
 

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