Interview – Suit or not
For job interviews, who would wear a suit and who wouldn’t?
Interviews are for IT work, software developer & consultancy, currently working but time for a change, north of england, none of this city 8ull$h1t.
Thing is I think suits often look stuffy and that a snappy modern shirt, tie, trousers, shoes, are much more appealing. When I interview in my current role I dont discredit anyone who doesnt wear a suit, but would you?Posted 9 years ago
I wear a tie for interviews too
Well, in fairness, if you wear a tie, you might as well wear a suit. Things change and I know not a lot of people wear a suit these days but for an interview, I’d definitely wear one. I’ve been in situations where I’ve felt both overdressed and underdressed (Jeez, haven’t we all) and I know which feels a hell of a lot more embarrassing.
Oh and hello everyone, happy new year and all that. Just getting over the jetlag.Posted 9 years agoGary_MMember
The only time I’ve not worn a suit to an interview was when I wasn’t fussed if I got the job or not. I still got the job so that proves nothing. If I wanted the job I’d wear a suit as it’s not just about being smart but unfortunately employers can base your attitude on what you wear.
I would never, ever wear a snappy, modern shirt. Does that have a big collar and geometric prints? Anyway classic, undertstated works best.Posted 9 years agosimonralli2Member
I had the embarrassment of turning up to my grandfather’s funeral in Taunton last year having left my suit jacket in a hotel in Leeds. I ended up popping into Asda and buying an entire dark suit for Â£25. It may not last, and I wouldnt want to wear it week in week out, but was absolutely fine for a day and looked like any other suit really.Posted 9 years ago
Ah, got to love this country, with it’s anachronistic customs…
Personally, I wouldn’t risk not wearing a suit, or at least a shirt, tie, jacket and smart trousers and shoes. It’s almost the law, really, for most jobs. The only interview I’ve ever gone for, casual, was for a retail position, and i’d already had a good chat with the boss, so virtually had the job anyway. Wore just a short-sleeved shirt, casual trousers and sandals. It was middle of summer, and 90+ degrees. The boss was wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops! I think only in scorching heat, could you be excused a jacket, reallly.
Silly, though, isn’t it? that most people wouldn’tgive a toss whether you wore a ‘suit’ or not, yet it’s still not a good idea not to.
‘Making the effort’ is the key, really, and wearing the ‘uniform’ displays that.Posted 9 years agobooboorazoomMember
theres always the jacket and tie option with co-ordinating trousers….not a suit but a good halfway house and potentially smart!!!!!!……………unless you wear cords!!!
Everytime I interview someone in a shirt,tie and trousers I always wonder where the hell the jacket is …especially if its cold….if you have to wear a coat at least make it a jacket but I too prefer someone in a suit!!!!Posted 9 years ago
Wore just a short-sleeved shirt
A mate of mine started a job where all the blokes were a bit Nazi about what everybody wore. If you were a bit “underdressed” you’d better not have been the sensitive type. On one particularly hot day, he wore a short sleeved shirt with a tie to work. The first thing that was said to him was “Morning mate, where’d you park your bus?”. Now I’m not saying it was right to say this but it was bloody funny and I’ve never worn a short sleeved shirt with a tie since I heard it.Posted 9 years ago
The first thing that was said to him was “Morning mate, where’d you park your bus?”
Yeah, but he could have responded by saying ‘in your mum’s crack’, and they could have had a proper vicious fight, using sharp office equipment, and it might have resulted in some quite serious injuries.
But you’d guarantee, no-one would ever be an arse over someone else’s dress sense, again.Posted 9 years agoJunkyardMember
Suit as no one will NOT give you the job because you wore a suit they might NOT give you a job because you did not wear a suit though…. ignore this if you do not want to work with such shallow people.Posted 9 years ago
Think it is nonesense but been on a panel where the best candidate did not get the job due to attire nonesense but so is work really.
I wouldnÃt interview you full stop!
(runs away sobbing) 😥
Truth is, you know I’d take your job, innit?
No point denying it, love.
I’d let you stay on as my secretary though. I’d let you make me tea. 😉
(Runs away as fast as possible, before Aleigh can find a heavy or sharp object…)Posted 9 years agolungeSubscriber
Wear a suit, if you’re over dress then so be it, but much better that than being under dressed.
As someone who interviews a lot of people i would rather someone was in a suit with an open shirt and no tie than trousers, shirt and a tie. A suit just looks better however you wear it.Posted 9 years agosurferMember
Nobody should ever base their recruitment decisions on whether somebody wore a suit or not and that is not what I said.
It may however put you at an unnecesary disadvantage by not wearing a suit and imo its naive to think that recruiters/employers will ignore your dress and focus solely on your experience and qualifications, although we all know that these are the most important factors.
Its a box that you need to tick however If you feel strongly about it make your own choice.Posted 9 years ago
“Heartless woman. Truth is, you know I’d take your job, innit? No point denying it, love. I’d let you stay on as my secretary though. I’d let you make me tea”
Yeah dream on rudeboy – you couldn’t do my job!
And as for being your secretary and having a boss like you, firstly I’m not a skivvy to anyone and secondly you’d probably end up wearing the cup of tea 😆Posted 9 years ago
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