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nice shirt with tie 37 39.78%
nice button up tucked 37 39.78%
mild button up un-tucked 3 3.23%
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Old March 20th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #21
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I've overdressed for jobs of this nature (suit and tie) but I think you are on the right track. I used to own a repair shop and it used to drive me crazy at what mechanics would wear for a job interveiw (or to just see if there is a job available). I would look for somebody that is neat and clean with no jewlery, visable piercings, etc. Remember, even as a mechanic you are still representing the company you are working for. You will be visable to the customers from time to time and dealership will want you to appear professional.

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Old March 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #22
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Don't wear a tie to apply at a dealership.
exactly my thoughts
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I've overdressed for jobs of this nature (suit and tie) but I think you are on the right track. I used to own a repair shop and it used to drive me crazy at what mechanics would wear for a job interveiw (or to just see if there is a job available). I would look for somebody that is neat and clean with no jewlery, visable piercings, etc. Remember, even as a mechanic you are still representing the company you are working for. You will be visable to the customers from time to time and dealership will want you to appear professional.

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and thanks nuggets, that all sounds good
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Old March 20th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #23
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A button down shirt or polo tucked in with pants other than jeans such as khakis or dress pants. No sandals, tennis shoes, or boots.

A sport coat probably isn't necessary, and neither is a tie.

My general rule is dress a step up from the position you're applying for.

For example, my work environment is business casual, so for an interview you step up to business professional (highest level, we'll ignore formal as it doesn't apply).

If the dress is normally casual such as maybe Home Depot or something, step up to business casual.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #24
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Shirt and tie

your selling yourself...

job doesnt matter
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Old March 20th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #25
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10-4 i thought the same thing about the tie too.
i wish there was like a half a tie or something in between

and no bow ties are gay
How about a piece of bacon? Remember thick slice is in.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #26
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when I was a tech at a Ford dealership, a guy walked in and had an interiew wearing a t shirt and jeans...the boss filed his application and said he wouldnt be called back, because he obviously didnt care about how he looked, so he wouldnt care about how his work looked either...

it doesnt matter if your applying for a job where you will get dirty, you still need to care about appearance, because every business does..
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #27
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always dress to impress. Your repping the company, as previously. but you dont want to dress like, your gunning for his job, either.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #28
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I'd say a nice button up shirt (an actual dress shirt not a $10 button up from Old Navy), and Dress pants. With Real shoes, not athletic shoes.

Make sure they fit you so you don't look like you just stole them from your dads closet or too small.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #29
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A button down shirt or polo tucked in with pants other than jeans such as khakis or dress pants. No sandals, tennis shoes, or boots.

A sport coat probably isn't necessary, and neither is a tie.

My general rule is dress a step up from the position you're applying for.

For example, my work environment is business casual, so for an interview you step up to business professional (highest level, we'll ignore formal as it doesn't apply).

If the dress is normally casual such as maybe Home Depot or something, step up to business casual.

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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #31
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Always wear the best you have and look the best you can. I do a lot of interviews and what people wear makes a big difference. I interview mechanics and they will show up in everything form a work uniform from another job to a full suit.

Remember you are trying to sell your self and you have to make sure you are the best product out there. First impressions are 50% of the interview.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #32
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Wear a shirt and tie and as mentioned proper belt and shoes. There are alot of articles and books on this. You cannot over dress for an interview. Dress to impress. I have hired a few people in my day and worked with companies doing second and third interviews. The way you are dressed is noticed. The way you act is also noticed. Make sure you know about this company. Be confident and make eye contact.
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Pfft, 3 Button shirt with Khakis(sp), belt, nice shoes... Make them want you because of your intelligence and experience not how you dress. But thats just me...
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When I interviewed to turn wrenches, I showed up in a suit. If you're serious about the job, you'll dress accordingly.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #35
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Pfft, 3 Button shirt with Khakis(sp), belt, nice shoes... Make them want you because of your intelligence and experience not how you dress. But thats just me...
Exactly.

Fuck the man.

If I show up all tatted up in sleeveless shirts and shorts, they should hire me anyway.

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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #36
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When I went in for my dealership interview I wore a nice plain t-shirt, tucked in with a good pair of jeans (no factory tears). I wore the same type of thing for my current job too.

Why wear a suit to a job where you wear a provided uniform? If you didn't need to wear a uniform, would you wear a suit while working on vehicles? No. Just my
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #37
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I like to wear a suit and tie. I leave my junk out during the interview to see how long it takes for the interviewer to notice. I've only been able to get a job in a gay bar with this technique.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #38
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #39
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and why do they provide that uniform? because apearance matters....alot....
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and why do they provide that uniform? because apearance matters....alot....
I guess I was lucky then. We got to choose to wear the uniform or tshirt.
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