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Interview dress code

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by triggerthat, 28 May 2006.

  1. triggerthat

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    Hi,

    I need to buy a shirt and a tie to go with my grey suit. What colour would you say is suitable for an interview?

    :)

    The firm is a website consultancy organisation based in london.
     
    Last edited: 28 May 2006
  2. Gilly

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    A t-shirt?

    To go with suit and tie?

    :/
     
  3. triggerthat

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    shirt. :o
     
  4. Gilly

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    Better :)

    I'd just go to a department store and pick up a shirt and tie combo. Fairly middle of the road for an interview IMO. Pastel colours.
     
  5. MaxPower

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    PINK!


    on a serious note, nothing attention drawing just a plain tie and shirt combo.
     
  6. triggerthat

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    Would you say a tie is necessary however?
     
  7. VeNT

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    naked, with a tie
     
  8. Gilly

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    Yup.
     
  9. Trifid

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    You can't say they will forget about you when you leave the room.

    Anyway, pink goes quite well with grey, but I haven't got round to wearing one. Go to Debenhams, and ask one of the employees there.
     
  10. Matteh

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    As said, suit, shirt and tie in nice, inoffensive pastel colours. Also, remember to polish your shoes and generally be clean and tidy.
     
  11. SteveB_NI

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    I've got an interview next week for a school ICT technician job. I was going to wear my black pin stripe jacket and trousers with a plain black shirt (black and silver tie). Should I change my choice now? lol.

    A part of me is also thinking I should wear my light blue shirt (pale pastel blue) with a darker, but still light blue tie.

    Choices choices!
     
  12. Matteh

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    Although there is nothing wrong with what you have planned to wear (I often wear dark/all black shirts, suits and ties to work) I would personally wear something a bit lighter and brighter for your interview, so imo go with the light blue shirt + tie.

    At the end of the day it will come down to what your more comfortable in, and your interview isn't really a fashion contest - As long as you are dressed smartly, your clean, hair in place and you carry yourself well you should be fine.

    Good luck all round btw!
     
  13. Violent-J

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    Would a pair of plain black cheap o school trousers, smart black shoes and a shirt be ok for an interview? I've got an interview with Tesco and I plan to work their over the summer and I've not got a suit.
     
  14. Matteh

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    I went to my sainsburys interview when I was 16 in smart jeans, jumper and trainers. What your suggesting will be fine :)
     
  15. VeNT

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    thats slightly different to a real job tho isn't it?
     
  16. William

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    Grey suit.... I am thinking a beige and peach stripey shirt with no tie. :cool:
     
  17. Matteh

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    yes. I was answering Violent-J's question, not the OP's one, which I had already given my input to. Any 'proper' job interview I've gone to I've been fully suited and booted :)
     
  18. DaveyD

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    As long as the trowsers are neat and tidy, and importantly ironed, then it should be okay, you'll look smart enough I reckon.

    I've hot 10 interviews in the last 3 months, oh god I hate them now, I've had a couple of 'informal' interviews, where i've dressed down via not wearing a tie or jacket, but keeping the rest.

    If you go for just trowsers + shirt + tie, then wear a smart jacket if the weather is bad, don't go for some random sports jacket as that will totally spoil it :)
     
  19. DB_SamX

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    Tbh, I only wore a full suit on my first interview then realised it made me uncomfy. Every other time, it has been trousers, shirt and tie only. I don't really think a suit jacket is that important in most job interviews, especially in warm weather. You just end up looking overdressed.
     
  20. Morba

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    ive always liked the idea of taking note of what you would be wearing in the position you are applying for, then dressing a level above it.

    failing that, ring and ask what would be most appropriate to wear to the interview :]