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    So this girl comes in for an interview

    Dressed in shorts and with a Big Gulp. She looked like she was headed to the mall. I mean I was like O.o. Ok I'll be nice, smile and ask all the questions, you never know, benefit of the doubt, can't judge a book, that sort of thing.. I mean it is an artsy sort of position working in a TV studio but still. Major points deducted for not having common sense. Aren't jobs supposed to be scarce?
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    Some people aren't conscious of standard norms.. it's pretty wild to think they're out there.. but they are.

    Yes good jobs are hard to come by, and one working in a TV studio sounds pretty cool! I know i'd wear my best flip flops and hawaiian shirt to that interview.

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    My advice, don't take a beer into a job interview, and don't ask if they prosecute employee theft.
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    Big Gulps are rad!!!!
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    How short were the shorts?

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    the shorts were short but not THAT short. We don't test for drugs are you good with Final Cut?
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    Was she hot? JK

    Anyway, kind of goes back to my other thread about slackers. Many young adults simply have no clue. Nobody has told them that you don't go to a job interview looking like you just got back from the beach. They will ***** and moan about not being able to find a job, but then concern themselves more with the next party instead of the next interview. They will spend $300 on a pair of designer sunglasses, but not buy a basic suit and tie. The minute she walked in you should have said "Thank you, have a nice day. Next!"
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    Long time ago, I had a position open for an engineering assistant. I work at a very structured, old, stale company. I truly believe a candidate should research a company before interviewing. I go in to meet this candidate, after HR gave me a wink, and here, perched on a chair, one leg draped over the side, was a woman wearing a bohemian dress, her hair done hap-hazardly up in a bun with a chopstick, strings and strings of beads, and leather sandals on dirty feet... I had only one question for her "did you forget to stop home first and get dressed for this interview?" nothing else was said, I just opened up the door and showed her out. I don't waste time with folks who aren't serious....
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    ^ and yet here you are

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    Interviewers are lucky if I get dressed.
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    BUT WAS SHE HOT???

    Every place of work needs some eye candy. It's good for morale.

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    a woman wearing a bohemian dress, her hair done hap-hazardly up in a bun with a chopstick, strings and strings of beads, and leather sandals on dirty feet

    Braless is OK as long as firmness and perkiness are evident. But in a classy way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    a woman wearing a bohemian dress, her hair done hap-hazardly up in a bun with a chopstick, strings and strings of beads, and leather sandals on dirty feet

    Braless is OK as long as firmness and perkiness are evident. But in a classy way.
    My first job after college was as a software engineer at a very, very, VERY conservative payroll firm. ( As in a dress code where women couldn't wear pants, men had to wear suits, etc. ). I overheard a bunch of my cow-orkers whispering "What the hell do we do?" "I dunno, we'll get in trouble...", etc. Suddenly my manager pops in and say "Hey, let's have you interview this candidate, you can give her an overview of what it's like to work here."

    I walk into the interview room and see an enormously endowed college woman. Wearing short-shorts. And a net top. Not one of those exercise shirts with mesh - it really was net-like.

    To this day, I have to believe that she was engaging in some sort of prank. She did, however, know her engineering.
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    The company I worked for interviewed a guy noontime at a restaurant. My boss and another person ordered ice tea. The job candidate asked for scotch. Needless to say, he didn't get the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    The company I worked for interviewed a guy noontime at a restaurant. My boss and another person ordered ice tea. The job candidate asked for scotch. Needless to say, he didn't get the job.
    He ordered the wrong brand, right?
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    Perhaps kids today are idiots.

    Well not all kids. I know where I went to college there actually is a program to get old suits and the like from alumni and match them to recent grads as interview clothes.

    I've never heard of anyone for losing points for overdressing at the first interview. One can usually underdress when young, as long as they at least show some effort to be in the business realm.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    To this day, I have to believe that she was engaging in some sort of prank. She did, however, know her engineering.
    I had a co-worker (really good programmer) who showed up to his interview in shorts and a t-shirt. His thinking was that he wanted to be hired by a company that valued knowledge over dress code. For better or worse, this method did find him a job that fit his expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    He ordered the wrong brand, right?
    ...or he ordered some high end Macallan on the company dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_R View Post
    I had a co-worker (really good programmer) who showed up to his interview in shorts and a t-shirt. His thinking was that he wanted to be hired by a company that valued knowledge over dress code. For better or worse, this method did find him a job that fit his expectations.
    In the 20+ years since I did that "interview", I've evaluated dozens of engineering candidates. It didn't take long to come to the conclusion that their mode of dress has almost zero bearing on their technical skills. However, it does offer a pretty good ballpark estimate of how well they fit into positions that require lots of interaction with customers, or whether they'd be better off in the brilliant-but-don't-let-him-out-of-his-cave sort of job. Luckily, many firms need both kind of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    In the 20+ years since I did that "interview", I've evaluated dozens of engineering candidates. It didn't take long to come to the conclusion that their mode of dress has almost zero bearing on their technical skills. However, it does offer a pretty good ballpark estimate of how well they fit into positions that require lots of interaction with customers, or whether they'd be better off in the brilliant-but-don't-let-him-out-of-his-cave sort of job. Luckily, many firms need both kind of people.
    The don't let me out of my cave, I prefer it that way too. In my case, I figured out how to play the game so dressed accordingly, I so freaking hate dealing customers/clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    In the 20+ years since I did that "interview", I've evaluated dozens of engineering candidates. It didn't take long to come to the conclusion that their mode of dress has almost zero bearing on their technical skills. However, it does offer a pretty good ballpark estimate of how well they fit into positions that require lots of interaction with customers, or whether they'd be better off in the brilliant-but-don't-let-him-out-of-his-cave sort of job. Luckily, many firms need both kind of people.
    Yeah and that's the thing here it's a bit of both. I mean we are not conservative. I have long hair almost to my waste and do just fine face to face with anyone, and often do, simply because I know how to play the game when necessary. Got nothing going on that day? Jeans and a t-shirt. Going to a job interview? Put some pants on at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    a woman wearing a bohemian dress, her hair done hap-hazardly up in a bun with a chopstick, strings and strings of beads, and leather sandals on dirty feet

    Braless is OK as long as firmness and perkiness are evident. But in a classy way.
    I forgot to add she was in her 50's and gravity was not her friend but that did not stop her from going braless...
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