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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 21st, 2009, 02:59 PM   #61
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:03 PM   #62
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I don't think I have had ever had a formal interview without a tie. That is a personal choice though.
Does Brian fire you and then you have to reapply?
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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.
Good thing nobody showed up wearing a Tux for the janitor job. Or you might still be a loser to this day.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:54 PM   #64
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Good thing nobody showed up wearing a Tux for the janitor job. Or you might still be a loser to this day.
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shirt with tie, no question. Wear nice dress shoes and a new belt, not a grey belt that is cracked that used to be black and not a hemp belt... a real dress belt. Same with the shoes. No tennis shoes, no flat soul skate shoes... dress shoes. The way you look, your attitude and your confidence in anwering questions are all part of your resume, don't overlook it.
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shirt with tie, no question. Wear nice dress shoes and a new belt, not a grey belt that is cracked that used to be black and not a hemp belt... a real dress belt. Same with the shoes. No tennis shoes, no flat soul skate shoes... dress shoes. The way you look, your attitude and your confidence in anwering questions are all part of your resume, don't overlook it.
For a guy with a screen name of bones I highly doubt you have a funny one in you.

In other words you are a way to serious brotha. However it was nice to see you wearing a helmet.
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Dress up, it shows you have a clue how things work in life.
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I've always been told to dress one step above the job applied for. Blue collar dirty job = Nice jeans, belt, polo shirt to interview.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:38 PM   #69
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You should really ask the person you will be interviewing with, not the internet. Everywhere is different and its a valid question to ask a potential employer. This saved me embarrassment a few times.
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You should really ask the person you will be interviewing with, not the internet. Everywhere is different and its a valid question to ask a potential employer. This saved me embarrassment a few times.
Alot of times you have no idea who your interviewing with. Dress for success. It shows you have the respect for yourself as well as your prospective employer. But hey thats just me.. another no degree asshole who considers himself to be decently successful.

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you have enough input here to make a decision for yourself.. we dont have to live with your choices ... you do. Take that into consideration.
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yes there is plenty of input here, and I had made up my mind on what I will wear. i'll let ya know how it turns out.

this will be my first interview for a job I am reallly interested in and could be at for a very long time if I get hired, so I hope it goes well.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 11:59 AM   #73
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Your right.
I am sure you are an executive with a fortune 500.
Not an Executive but have my own desk and company truck/car.

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In other words you are a way to serious brotha. However it was nice to see you wearing a helmet.

ha, I joke around a lot, but job interviews are too rare to give sarcastic advice
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So does Geek Squad... big deal
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Hell even my dumb redneck ass has a few company trucks.
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But do they have M plates on and 427 hp?
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In all honestly Bill if an individual doesn't know how to dress for an interview regardless of the position there is already fail before heading to the interview.
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There is far more involved with a successful interview than just wearing proper attire. The only thing the dress clothes/suit get you is in the door. The interview will begin to form an opinion of you within seconds of seeing you. Proper dress sets the tone of the interview by showing the interviewer that you making an investment in your bid for employment by appearing professional.

The next step of the interview is about conveying your skill set to the interviewer. Most people interviewing prospective candidates don't have a clue how to do a proper interview and just seem to ask a bunch of bullshit questions. Remember, you are also interviewing this potential employer to see if they have the qualifications to entice you to work for them. If the interviewer has poor interviewing skills than this is the opportunity to influence the direction of your interview. If you know somebody within the company, drop a name. Tell the interviewer that you have known Joe Blow over in parts since you lived two doors down from him as a kid (use actual contact and experience with contact). Ask a ton of questions about compensation, raises, probationary period, benefits, vacation, retirement, etc. This will indicate to the interviewer that you are interested in long term employment and you are not going to jump ship to somebody that offers you 10 cents an hour more.

Body languange is also very important to a succesful interview. Be articulate in your questions and answers. Firm handshake at the beginning and end of the interview. Keep eye contact with your interviewer and answer questions immediatly when asked. If you don't know the answer don't pause or look down at the floor but instead just state that you don't know. Be aware of subconcious actions like rubbing your eyes or nose or scratching your head. These are no nos during an interview because they distract the interviewer from the tasks at hand and instead they fixate on your subconcious habit for tick.

Lastly, go in with the attitude that you are the right man for the job. Have confidence in your skill set and convey that to the interviewer (without bragging or exagerating). At the end of the interview don't be afraid to ask when they will be making a decision on who will fill the position. If the interviewer is not sure ask them if you can call in a few days or so to check on the position.

I know I haven't included everything but I hope I have given you a head start. I've been working for 32 years and have interviewed for jobs ranging from dishwasher to research chemistry so I've had a few years and different careers to gain some experience in the interview process.

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