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nice shirt with tie 37 39.78%
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:36 AM   #101
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I was trying to apply for a night stocking job at WalMart when I was in school one summer. I basically wanted more money for Jeep parts. The lady that was interviewing me (I think she may have been wearing a tweety bird mumu) was visibly put off by the fact I had a tie on.

I was one of the contributing factors of me not getting a job. Believe it or not, some places want morons that have no ability to think... I just wanted a crappy night job for spare money. *lol*
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:58 AM   #102
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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.
Well, I just got hired at Home Depot wearing an oxford tucked into khakis.

If someone is going to wear a suit and tie to apply for something like a dollar store, you really have to be kidding me.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:01 AM   #103
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Well, I just got hired at Home Depot wearing an oxford tucked into khakis.

If someone is going to wear a suit and tie to apply for something like a dollar store, you really have to be kidding me.
thats because you have a degree. i am surprised they didnt blow you as well.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:05 AM   #104
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thats because you have a degree. i am surprised they didnt blow you as well.
They offered but I declined.

If I was an interviewer at an oil shop and a guy came in with a suit and tie, I personally would question his choice in dress.

It's better to overdress than underdress, but even at Ferris the career center taught to dress up one step above what the job is.
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thats because you have a degree. i am surprised they didnt blow you as well.
I had a job running heavy equipment for an excavating company. I interviewed in jeans and a tee shirt. Two months after getting the job, my boss told me my degree made him think I was overqualified, but being I was dressed down in the interview he considered me down to earth enough for the job.

Like has been said, you are selling yourself. So you should be yourself. And there diffinatly is something called overqualified.
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So you should be yourself.
I disagree, I really dont think I would be in the position I am in if I was myself. I dont even wear short sleeves to work daily to purposely not be myself.
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They offered but I declined.

If I was an interviewer at an oil shop and a guy came in with a suit and tie, I personally would question his choice in dress.

It's better to overdress than underdress, but even at Ferris the career center taught to dress up one step above what the job is.
a couple summers ago i was doing an interview for a company that was hiring for a low level managment job, and i was in a fitted 3 piece suit. on the drive home from the interview i got a call to do another interview for a supervisor position and they wanted me to come in right then. as soon as i walked in the woman gave my clothes a look and told me that i problably didnt want that job. i really did and put in my application but i know i didnt get the job because of my suit.
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a couple summers ago i was doing an interview for a company that was hiring for a low level managment job, and i was in a fitted 3 piece suit. on the drive home from the interview i got a call to do another interview for a supervisor position and they wanted me to come in right then. as soon as i walked in the woman gave my clothes a look and told me that i problably didnt want that job. i really did and put in my application but i know i didnt get the job because of my suit.
You found a suit that fit?
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I disagree, I really dont think I would be in the position I am in if I was myself. I dont even wear short sleeves to work daily to purposely not be myself.
I would say you sold a different side of yourself to your job, and as long as you can maintain that you will be fine. I don't act the same at work as I do in a bar or at a campfire either. But I sell who I am going to be at work when interviewed.
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I would say you sold a different side of yourself to your job, and as long as you can maintain that you will be fine. I don't act the same at work as I do in a bar or at a campfire either. But I sell who I am going to be at work when interviewed.
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Well, I just got hired at Home Depot wearing an oxford tucked into khakis.

If someone is going to wear a suit and tie to apply for something like a dollar store, you really have to be kidding me.
Nope.

I believe it is because your generation's natural feeling of entitlement overrides what used to be the norm.

Why are you working at Home Depot?
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The Doc is expensive.
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Nope.

I believe it is because your generation's natural feeling of entitlement overrides what used to be the norm.

Why are you working at Home Depot?
He is probably working at Home Depot, because your generation is sending most of the good jobs over seas.
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Nope.

I believe it is because your generation's natural feeling of entitlement overrides what used to be the norm.

Why are you working at Home Depot?
No, that's what I was told by the career department at Ferris and I agree. I've also taken part in interviews on the interviewee side where I've seen people turned down for being overdressed at the interview for the job.

I don't feel like I'm entitled to shit. My generation might, but I don't. This is why I got a second job at Home Depot part time to help get through the shitty economy, my salary cuts, and a wedding I am helping to pay for.
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long story short; i have an interview coming up at a dealership as a tech.
the girl friend and I disagree on what a guy should wear to an interview as a tech.
I have heard plenty of time dress fro the job you want, well tech jobs arnt pretty.
she thinks at a minimum i should have a nice button up shirt tucked and nick pants, almost like nice Sunday clothes.

Now i think more casual would be better like, at most a plain button up un-tucked with a nicer tee under.

if i was a shop owner and i had a guy come in for an interview for a tech in very nice clothes it just wouldn't seem right.

i know some of you own bussiness or shops or at least manage them so what would you expect for a tech?

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He is probably working at Home Depot, because your generation is sending most of the good jobs over seas.
Must be nice to have a family business handed down to you.
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