- Informal Chat for a Job – What to wear?
Been invited for an informal chat regarding a part time weekend job for an outside based role.
As they’ve mentioned its an informal chat should I still wear a suite (as I would for a ‘normal’ interview) or is that overkill?
I don’t know the people, simply sent my CV in response to advert online.
If a suite is too much, perhaps, just shirt, trousers and shoes (+ pants and socks!)
Any views?Posted 5 years agouwe-rMember
I’m going to say no suit but smart.
I recruit for office based jobs where it is suits all the way 5 days a week but when people come in to see me informally pre interview I don’t mind them not being in a suit maybe prefer it. The whole point is that you can have a more open conversation and get a feel for what people are like. You don’t get that in an interview environment when it is all suits and work focused questions.Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I’d wear a suit and shirt but no tie.
I’d go with this if its an office based job.
Although, I went for an interview for a managerial role at a famous betting company once (they’d read my CV) and when I turned up in a suit they asked me “are you meeting a client after this, you seem to be dressed for the occasion?” 😐Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I would wear the suit, that way you won’t worry about being under dressed plus gives you a great opening line ” I don’t normal wear a suite but ………. “
Never do that. Always give the impression your smart / self respecting enough to want to present yourself correctly at all times, don’t make an excuse / find a reason to let them know youo might not.
If the ask the question, a better answer would be that you felt the attire was appropriate for the occasion, demonstrating an awareness of the scenario / professionalism.Posted 5 years ago
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