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Do you wear a suit for interviews?

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Do you wear a suit for interviews?

I feel like wearing a suit for non-management positions are kind of overkill, what are your thoughts?
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I have an interview tomorrow, and I'm not sure whether to go full "battle armor" charcoal suit.
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better be overdressed than under

unless you are applying for labor job. then again i saw a guy going to a walmart interview in a suit before LOL
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BukLau303 wrote: better be overdressed than under

unless you are applying for labor job. then again i saw a guy going to a walmart interview in a suit before LOL
I'm just not sure whether the interviewer would think I'm giving off the "I'm the boss" aura.

I don't know where I've read it, but there was a website saying that it seems even weirder if you're much more well-dressed than the interviewer or the manager/boss.
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I usually just use common sense when it comes to a decision like this, like BukLau303 said, if it's a grocery store clerk interview or something of that order... it's prolly not the best idea to wear a full suit. I think most of the time it's better to wear a suit though, shows that you're serious about the job.
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blitzforce wrote: I feel like wearing a suit for non-management positions are kind of overkill, what are your thoughts?
You're overthinking this. If they promote from within, you will give them a sneak preview of how you would appear as a manager.
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HotYaris wrote: You're overthinking this. If they promote from within, you will give them a sneak preview of how you would appear as a manager.
That's actually an excellent answer to my question.
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It depends on the type of the job, if it is in finance or consulting yes, I would highly recommend you to wear a suit.But if it is in engineering or even technical role in a bank, NOOOOO, just a casual business dress would be fine!
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Full battle armor. Always.
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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If not a suit, a very perfectly ironed shirt and nice tie would suffice.

I prefer suit because a wrinkly shirt looks terrible and suit jacket would hide that nicely.

I don't know why, but sometimes I get candidates who completely under dress because I'm a recruiter...
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yes ,usually minus the jacket.
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How about you tell us the company name and the role you will be doing. We can provide a definitive answer based on that. Help us help you.
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Telomian wrote: It depends on the type of the job, if it is in finance or consulting yes, I would highly recommend you to wear a suit.But if it is in engineering or even technical role in a bank, NOOOOO, just a casual business dress would be fine!
What is wrong with the suit for a technical role in a bank?
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bramptonmt wrote: What is wrong with the suit for a technical role in a bank?
You don't want to end up suit up and sitting in front of a bunch of kids in blue shorts and red t-shirts. You may even google your question, I am sure you'll find similar answer. Casual business is the safest option.
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McKinsey wrote: How about you tell us the company name and the role you will be doing. We can provide a definitive answer based on that. Help us help you.
Accounting job in an office environment.

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