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    Default Dress for an internal interview on a casual Friday?

    So I have an internal interview tomorrow and am not sure how to dress. Like most oil and gas companies we have jeans casual Fridays where everyone wears jeans. Should I go in casual dress with maybe a jeans blazer combo or dress up?

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    I personally would still dress up in suit and tie

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    Interview = Suit

    No exceptions.

    If for example you had an external meeting where you would be expected to dress up that happened on a Friday what would you do?

    Casual Friday is also obviously not mandatory. Worst case it makes you look serious about the position.
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    Thats kind of what I thought, thanks for the advice.

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    Dress up for sure...you could just wear your normal casual friday clothes but bring a suit and change into it in the bathroom a before the interview to avoid awkward questions from coworkers

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    I would say suit. I have a meeting with the head of a firm in Calgary that I could potentially end up at this Saturday. It's a weekend and everything, I am still wearing a suit.

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    I'll go the other way here and suggest you stay with pretty regular Friday clothes. If it was me, it'd probably do jeans and a dress shirt.
    But I'm the kind of guy who will go to an interview in a golf shirt. Hasn't seemed to hurt me.
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    Never a mistake to be over dressed in business but it is to be underdressed.
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    Originally posted by rotten42
    Never a mistake to be over dressed in business but it is to be underdressed.
    Depends on the image you want to give or the job you are applying for.

    Wearing a suit and tie to an interview for a job that is a bit more casual or technical might make you look like someone that won't fit in with the office culture.

    I am in IT and while the majority of the time I wear nicer jeans/khakis and a dress shirt I really only bump it up a couple of notches for an interview.

    That said if it is a job where you are selling something, client facing or senior management a suit wouldn't hurt. Just make sure it is a nice suit and not just "the suit I wear for interviews and funerals".

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    Suit up. Always.

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    I always suit up

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    I know that if you showed up for an internal interview at our company on a Friday wearing a suit it would look super awkward. When I had mine a few years ago I wore jeans and dress shirt. But internal inteviews here are pretty casual.

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    Oh wait. I missed the "internal interview" part.

    Leave the suit at home unless a suit is required for a job.

    Dress a bit nicer (wear dark jeans, dressier shoes, a matching belt and a nicely pressed shirt)... maybe get a haircut and shave.

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    If its casual friday dress casually, but perhaps a little nicer as a few have said.

    No need for a suit for an internal interview on casual friday... Thats a little much.

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    Rule of thumb: always out dress your interviewers.

    The culture 20 years ago stated this. Chances are the interviewer still remembers the days.
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    Suit up on casual Friday.
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    Tuxedo t-shirt? Both formal and casual! Win win.

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    Originally posted by Darkane
    Rule of thumb: always out dress your interviewers.

    The culture 20 years ago stated this. Chances are the interviewer still remembers the days.
    I've always done this for every job interview I've ever had, and I have always gotten a job offer for any job I interviewed for (including technical positions or field positions).

    In Alberta though, really just wearing a business/dress shirt, a nice jacket, and pants that are not jeans qualifies, doubt you need a suit unless it is a formal business/economics environment.

    Dress to impress, it says something about you IMO. I'd rather have an employee that cares enough to get all gussied up even if he isn't as good as the guy who comes in dressed in a polo and jeans (btw, a polo is never proper interview wear, such an Albertan thing lol).

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    Curious to know how everything went....

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    If you went to Haskayne, your interviewer should be dressing up for you because he or she will be your subordinate someday.

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