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    Originally posted by D'z Nutz
    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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    Casual Friday internal interview:

    If your company is exceptionally casual, dress shirt, nice jeans, jacket
    If your company is business casual most days, wear a suit

    Originally posted by D'z Nutz
    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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    Originally posted by Dumbass17
    Curious to know how everything went....
    Suited up, they were in dressy casual but I still felt comfortable.

    Thanks for all the advice everyone.

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    Originally posted by Darkane
    Rule of thumb: always out dress your interviewers.
    Not too hard when "work attire" around my office seems to be tucked in golf shirts Mon-Thurs. Untucked golf shirts for Friday.

    Random suit days for the hell of it works well. Then no one can guess you're out for an interview.

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    Always make sure your shoes are clean/polished.
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    IMO, If you have to ask, then you are under-dressed. I've never been ridiculed for being overdressed. It shows you care enough about the position to make the best first impression that you can and want to be taken seriously (pending the first few lines of speech of course).
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    IMO, as it is an internal interview, I would've just worn the same clothes I wear on a regular Friday. They're probably basing your suitability for the job on past performance, attitude and rapport with the people you'd potentially be working with.
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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak

    A formal suit reeks of desperation, puts the power into the hands of the interviewer right away.
    Interesting. I see the suit as a sign of respect. That you're very serious for, in this case, the position being offered to you.

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    Originally posted by flipstah


    Interesting. I see the suit as a sign of respect. That you're very serious for, in this case, the position being offered to you.
    or maybe you just fucking loves suits... but also with the industry Nick and I are in... im just happy when everyone shows up to work with pants on

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    Originally posted by ercchry


    or maybe you just fucking loves suits... but also with the industry Nick and I are in... im just happy when everyone shows up to work with pants on
    Well, I do look good in a suit...

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    Sugarphreak has it right. when you are interviewing with someone, it is like a game of poker. They already know most of your hand before you sit down, after all they've seen your resume. But you have some hole cards, and you can represent pretty much whatever you want.

    Still, I recommend not bluffing anyone in an interview. it won't help you in the long run. I remember one guy who was lying to me about his current salary, I'm 100% certain he inflated it by 30-50%. We did some checking in the days after the interview, and when it became obvious, we called him up and told him he should keep his current job, because we couldn't afford him. Didn't even try to negotiate. He was pretty surprised. To me, he came off as disrespectful to lie to me like that. If I can't trust him in the interview, why would I trust him as an employee.
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    ^ How did you find out he lied about his current salary?

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    Suffice to say I did not find out the actual dollar figure of his salary, just the range of salaries for that position at his company.

    And Sugarphreak, yeah, this is pretty good. I like to think of it like texas hold-em. as the interview progresses, it's like seeing the turn and river cards, but the hole cards are yours alone . ..
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    Such deep insight to a suit, Sugarphreak lol. Me likey!

    Pretty ballsy to go into an interview semi-casual IMO. More power to you.

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    I have interviewed enough people to know who is wearing a suit because they "think" that it is the right thing to do and those that wear suits because they just happen to be comfortable wearing one.

    Don't be fooled. Your ability to tie a tie, get a shoeshine and find a good drycleaner doesn't buy a ton of points during the interview process anymore.

    The only exception being jobs in which you will be expected to wear a suit to work everyday.
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    Originally posted by flipstah
    Pretty ballsy to go into an interview semi-casual IMO. More power to you.
    If you have skills and a personality that the company is looking for it makes little difference to them if you have the ability to dress yourself in a suit.

    That said, if I was every turned down for a job because I didn't "suit up" for an interview I would seriously question if that would even be a place I would want to work anyway.

    Nitpicking on suit or no-suit as a hiring factor would really lead me to believe that the company would just further nitpick on more asinine things that really don't matter when it comes to getting good work done.

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    Originally posted by sputnik
    That said, if I was every turned down for a job because I didn't "suit up" for an interview I would seriously question if that would even be a place I would want to work anyway.

    Nitpicking on suit or no-suit as a hiring factor would really lead me to believe that the company would just further nitpick on more asinine things that really don't matter when it comes to getting good work done.
    This right here. I was going to post that the only time I'd suit up for an interview is when a woman in management was doing the interviewing. And at that point, why would I work there, haha. Since I do most of my interviewing on work days I'll be wearing whatever the dress code at my current contract is, which tends to be a polo, jeans and dress shoes anyway.

    Bottom line, if my skills and personality don't get me a job then I wouldn't enjoy myself there anyway, and I'm lucky enough to be in a city and industry where I can pick and choose. For now.

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