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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%
wrapped with baccon 19 20.43%
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #41
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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.
i borrow most of my suits from my old man. the sad part is they fit me
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Old March 21st, 2009, 01:21 AM   #42
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Go in and buy a shirt from there parts counter with there dealership logo on it, Act like ya own the place
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Old March 21st, 2009, 08:20 AM   #43
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I guess I was lucky then. We got to choose to wear the uniform or tshirt.
as did I, as long as it was a shirt with the dealers logo on it, which we got plenty of them every year (8 years later and I still have a bunch of them that look like new)....t-shirt in the summer, button up uniform shirt in the winter, which was basically what every tech did, so thats still a uniform...
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Old March 21st, 2009, 09:31 AM   #44
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What if the person has no arms?

serious question, i've had this happen.


you should dress like this, right down to the tan



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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:02 AM   #45
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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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I make no where near minimum wage. I think my Career is pretty locked in too. So thank anyways
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:02 AM   #46
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Worst. Advice. Ever.
Really?

You'd interview for a floor spot at Home Depot or a place like Meijer in a suit and tie?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:10 AM   #47
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Really?

You'd interview for a floor spot at Home Depot or a place like Meijer in a suit and tie?
I don't think I have had ever had a formal interview without a tie. That is a personal choice though.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:13 AM   #48
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I wore shorts and a polo for autozone interview

wore a shirt and tie for my current job
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:15 AM   #49
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it never hearts to be overdressed.

i have been interviewed by people wereing jeans and a polo while
i was whereing a sute and tie.

they commented that i could have dressed more casual but it was good that i did dress up.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:21 AM   #50
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I used to hire techs - in-plant guys (instrument techs, RP techs, chem techs, IT techs) regularly.

Decent clothes, tie, and jacket help - shows you're taking it seriously. Doesn't have to be expensive - just show the effort. It's part of the attitude assessment.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:38 AM   #51
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Really?

You'd interview for a floor spot at Home Depot or a place like Meijer in a suit and tie?
Yes.

If I didn't own a suit, I'd at least have on pressed slacks, pressed dress shirt, tie, and clean dress shoes. Shirt tucked in, matching shoes and belt, and a straight gig line. Assuming the applicant is an adult they should have at least one proper set of attire for weddings, funerals, or other formal events.

As an applicant I would want to have as much competitive advantage as possible. As soon as you step foot in the building you're being evaluated by every employee who sees you. So, think twice about hitting on the receptionist.

Assuming two applicants had identical qualifications would you be more likely to hire the guy dressed for golf and f'ing around on his I-phone while waiting in the lobby, or the guy dressed in a suit quietly waiting for the interview not fidgiting with an electronic device?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:44 AM   #52
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Wear something you are comfortable in. At least dress slacks and a collard shirt. If you are uncomfortable in a suit, I suggest against it. You do not want to look like a deer in the head lights. You have to be comfortable to look confident. And confidence goes a long ways.

Most importantly make sure your hygiene is at the top. Nerves or what ever I don't care. If a person stinks I can't wait to get them out of my office, and do not want to have them working for me.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:53 AM   #53
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Shrit and Tie!! As people have said you are selling yourself.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:18 AM   #54
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This is one of my favorite ties, I always wear it with a Hawaiian shirt.
I would let you borrow it if you want..


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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:57 AM   #55
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Really?

You'd interview for a floor spot at Home Depot or a place like Meijer in a suit and tie?
If I needed a job, you bet your ass I would.

Say you come in in your khakis and polo shirt for the same job I'm applying for, and I wear a suit and a tie. If we have the same skills and same attitude, I will walk away leaving the impression that I will go the extra mile to get the job done.

Also, way back in the eighties when I wanted a good paying job without a college degree, I stood in line outside of a manufactured housing plant with a bunch of other guys. We were applying for a job sweeping floors (that paid $8/hr in 1988) and there was two positions open. I'd say everybody in line that day (maybe ten of us) were equally qualified to push a broom; I was one of the guys to get the job.

Not only did I get one of the positions, but when they needed someone to work on the line, they pulled me out of my sweeping/cleaning job and put me to work siding and roofing homes - the other broom pushers stayed behind.

It's up to you, but there is much to be said for wearing a suit to an interview no matter what the job is for.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:58 AM   #56
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At least dress slacks and a collard shirt.
does the shirt have to be green?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:39 PM   #57
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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 21st, 2009, 01:22 PM   #58
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Old March 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM   #59
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I make no where near minimum wage. I think my Career is pretty locked in too. So thank anyways
Your right.
I am sure you are an executive with a fortune 500.
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