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LSUSUPERSTAR
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Suit or No Suit to Interview
I have an internal interview with my comapny for a supervisor position, should I wear a suit?

The crappy thing is that they set up 3 interviews on 3 different days. One tomorrow, Thursday, and next Tuesday. I only have one suit so I will essentially be wearing the same clothes 3 days, 2 of those being back to back. It is hot as hell here and they make us park a good bit away from my office area.

I currently work in a lab area doing scheduling, other admin type jobs, and filling in for the supervisor when he is out (aka assistant to the supervisor). I wear polo type shirts, casual slacks, and sneakers. Since this is my everyday work wear, should I dress up for the interview?

Please help me O wise OT.


Wally Sparks
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Pressed shirt and tie.


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Business casual is acceptable these days.

The only exceptions are high finance and law.


Pectus
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
dress one tier above the level the guys interviewing you are wearing.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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Suit
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to Interview
quote:

for a supervisor position
you ain't ready


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Very Slightly overdressed for the job has served me well.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
If it’s really hot you just need a pressed shirt and tie. That’s ok.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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Pressed shirt and tie.


A tie without a blazer screams “I got court.”


Costanza
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Buy a second suit. Not for this interview, just as a non-12 year old.


GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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The only exceptions are high finance and law.

i'm definitely not in "high finance",but you still need to wear a suit to interviews for back office jobs


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Mr Wonderful
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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I only have one suit
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supervisor position

Just decline the offer now and save yourself the embarrassment.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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A tie without a blazer screams “I got court.”

those people don't press their shirts, but correct otherwise

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This post was edited on 8/13 at 8:26 pm


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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Business casual is acceptable these days.


This. Drop the tie and open the top button. Just make sure your blazer matches your pants in texture so you don't look like a retard.


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HoustonChick86
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Wear the suit, but put the tie and jacket on just before the interview. Do you have different button ups and ties that match the suit and jacket?


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Chitown_Badger
Wisconsin Fan
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Member since May 2013
10947 posts

re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
I think a tux shows just how seriously you are taking this opportunity.

Or shorts and a t shirt to show that even though you're gonna be big shite you just want to be "one of the guys".

But nothing in between.


slackster
Stanford Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
If you legitimately don't know which is preferred, err with the suit.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
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you still need to wear a suit to interviews for back office jobs


I don’t...usually just go with wool slacks, nice shirt, and polished shoes.

No pleats, baw.
This post was edited on 8/13 at 8:31 pm


jpainter6174
LSU Fan
Boss city
Member since Feb 2014
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Short and a t shirt WITH flip flops... forgot that part badger!


In all seriousness I would wear what you normally wear or what your supervisor wears since you already work there and they know you.... polishing a turd won’t make you less of a turd and they know that!
This post was edited on 8/13 at 8:30 pm


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TDsngumbo
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re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
Always suit and tie.

I’ve been told twice by two former employers that the reason I got the job was because it came down to me and another guy but I wore a suit and the other guy didn’t.


ETA: I’ve also been one of the ones doing the interviewing and when asked for my opinion on the interviewees at the end, unless the person wearing the suit was clearly outmatched or inexperienced compared to those not wearing a suit, I recommend the suit-wearing guy.

Buy a suit. Wear the suit.
This post was edited on 8/13 at 8:32 pm


jcaz
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Member since Aug 2014
4085 posts

re: Suit or No Suit to Interview
I always went with the khaki slacks, white button down, polished brown dress shoes, and blue blazer.
Wear a good watch if you have one. Don’t sweat it. They know you and aren’t going to be focused on your appearance as much as you are.


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