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Old 07-21-11, 09:28 AM   #1
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Big job interview

Friday morning I have a job interview for a midlevel management job. I plan to wear black Docker pants, black shoes. I want to be conservative yet wear a shirt that is appropriate but noticeable. Red shirt? Maybe a very nice white shirt? I have lots of clothes so I probably wont have to go out and buy one. Ties and jackets are not recommended. Suggesstions please. Thanks
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Who said ties and jackets aren't recommended?
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What colors are you told you look best in? I would go for a color that compliments your hair/eye/skin color. I tend to look good in pale blues or greens, as I have blue eyes and brownish hair and tend to be a bit tan most of the year.
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Also, could you do a dress shirt and a sport coat without a tie?
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Puffy shirt from Seinfeld.
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Puffy shirt from Seinfeld.
If you go this route, toss in a sombrero, polyster BELL bottom pants, and some platform shoes, maybe ones with goldfish in the heels.





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Old 07-21-11, 10:30 AM   #7
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Mid level yes-man? Iron out the suit just in case but I think nice longsleeve with tie should be OK. It really depends on the expected salary IMHO. I don't get the suit out for less than $xxxxx.00 yearly.
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If a tie is definitely out, maybe something like this:



Traditional, but has a pattern that kind of pops.
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What colors are you told you look best in? I would go for a color that compliments your hair/eye/skin color. I tend to look good in pale blues or greens, as I have blue eyes and brownish hair and tend to be a bit tan most of the year.
^^This.

A white shirt would be too plain.
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You could also post pictures of what you think you might wear such as shirts, ties, and slacks. Then people might have a better idea. I know it would help me.

I'll also agree with jsharr. What colors compliment you?
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If tie and jacket are prohibited (are they?), then I would go with khaki pants and a navy blue polo shirt, and have a casual sport jacket handy in case you have to dress up the look quickly.

Khaki pants and navy polo shirts are the basic biz uniform most places these days.
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I would definitely listen to the Foo Girls b4 anybody else. Girls know this stuff.
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Why are you applying for a job with a company that works on Fridays?
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Friday morning I have a job interview for a midlevel management job. I plan to wear black Docker pants, black shoes. I want to be conservative yet wear a shirt that is appropriate but noticeable. Red shirt? Maybe a very nice white shirt? I have lots of clothes so I probably wont have to go out and buy one. Ties and jackets are not recommended. Suggesstions please. Thanks
First off, best of luck with the interview.
Second, what are the other midlevel managers wearing?
If that doesn't help, I'd go with a white shirt and nice tie. Perhaps a coat, but usually I find that is dressing above the midlevel management in most companies.
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Location and season takes a part too. Not even my CEO will be seen in mid Florida's 90+ degrees summer with a coat or a tie. Maybe long sleeve, if is not too tick and doesn't make him sweet in the walk from his reserved parking spot to the building (AKA no-ac travel distance).
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If you wear a red shirt, make sure there's no one there named Kirk or McCoy. Or, uh, Spock.
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If you go this route, toss in a sombrero, polyster BELL bottom pants, and some platform shoes, maybe ones with goldfish in the heels.
Just go the Lady Gaga route and wear nothing but goldfish and a sombrero.
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+1 on jsharr's skin tone suggestion; maybe some quick cell phone shots of you wearing a few colors can help decide.

I understand you don't wanna go in way way overdressed, but for a job interview, I think it's much better to err in that direction than the other extreme. In the end it's your skills and personality that will land you the job but clothes are a relatively easy way to eliminate a strike against you.

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+1 on jsharr's skin tone suggestion; maybe some quick cell phone shots of you wearing a few colors can help decide.

I understand you don't wanna go in way way overdressed, but for a job interview, I think it's much better to err in that direction than the other extreme. In the end it's your skills and personality that will land you the job but clothes are a relatively easy way to eliminate a strike against you.

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I've met you......it was a sympathy hire, dude!
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