How to dress for Interview

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bntz313, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    OK I have an interview with McCann Erickson for an broadcast intern and I was wondering how should I dress. This may sound funny, should I wear like an suit and tie or what.
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    yes. Wear a suit and tie. No one ever gets passed over for overdressing for an interview.
  3. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Think of it this way, if 2 people having exactly the same qualifications/ cv are applying for the job but 1 of them is smartly dressed (ie shirt, tie, clean shoes, suit) and the other is wearing t shirt/ polo shirt, jeans, trainers, who would you hire?

    Showing you've thought about what clothes you will wear to the interview tells the interviewer you haven't just thrown anything on and that the job possibly means more to you.

    Interviews are one place were first impressions of someone have a high impact on the outcome.

    Good luck! :)
  4. CortexRock macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    Canterbury, England
    +1. Suit and tie - ironed shirt (obviously) preferably plain, not patterned and a plain or lightly patterned tie.

    Polish your shoes, clean your teeth and nails, and don't overdo the cologne or deodorant. Turn your mobile phone off before you go into the building so you don't forget to do it in the run-up to the interview.

    Good luck!
  5. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Agree with all of the other posts. Sober suit, plain (ironed) shirt, understated tie and polished shoes are the suggested ensemble. Dress does not get you the job - your qualifications, demeanor, attitude and considered compatibility for the company will do so instead - but the wrong, or inappropriate, appearance will most certainly detract from the possibility of you actually landing it. The most important thing about dress at an interview is that it should not be noticed; if it's noticed, invariably the conclusions will be negative. If it is not noticed, they will concentrate instead on you, and your skills, experience and aptitudes. Good luck.
  7. stewartlittle macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    I can't say that i have worn a suit to a interview (design). But i would wear a nice shirt with tie, nice pants, as well as good shoes, although, at one interview i had, back when i was a student, the design director who interviewed me took a look at my shoes and commented.. "Are those the most comfortable shoes to wear... or is it form over function" I commented, "no its form with function... nice professional style, functional because it gives that professional appearance I am going for" I agree with scepticalscribe though, its all about how you carry yourself, not just your clothes... a clean look doesn't hurt though.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Make sure you face is clean and you don't looks like you just woke up.
  9. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    Looking at their website they seem to be really bureaucratic. So everyone there will probably be dressed up to a certain point.

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