What did you wear to the interview of your current job?

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  1. tzhu07 macrumors regular

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    Hoodie, shorts (below knees), and flip-flops.

    The interview was at HTC's corporate office in Bellevue, WA.

    :cool:

    YMMV
     
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  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Crikey.

    Well, different strokes…….and so on.


    As did I. Personally, I would always wear either a pantsuit, or a smart jacket and tailored trousers.

    And I agree, that it depends on the company, the culture, the context and the setting.
     
  4. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    I went to an interview on Friday wearing a blue button up shirt, red tie, dark brown trousers, dark brown loafers. "Business casual" I would say. I got offered the job. :)
     
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    Dark seersucker blazer, solid purple Oxford shirt, dark blue denim pants, black leather belt, black leather shoes...
     
  6. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    It didn't matter. My interviews were telephonic.

    If they were in person, I would have worn:

    winter - sweater with a jacket
    summer - dress shirt, no tie with a jacket
     
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    Full suit, necktie include. Gotta look the part when you're slumming it in a F500 cubicle.
     
  9. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    I was told you're supposed to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I wore my Starfleet uniform for six months straight, but I'm still working in a cubicle.
     
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    Suit - but dress code at my job is jeans and a nice shirt.
     
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    Were you hired?
     
  12. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Suit and tie in most cases.

    At the minimum dress shirt, tie, khakis, and sport coat.
     
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    Suit and tie, yet the jacket was quickly dispatched because Austin is really friggin hot in June.
     
  15. Rass macrumors newbie

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    Last was black slacks, white shirt, tie and grey woollen jumper. I got the job, but I was dressed down compared to other interviews where I would wear a suit.
     
  16. Meister Suspended

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    Don't ever wear your birthday suit. They don't like that. :(
     
  17. Rass macrumors newbie

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    Guess it depends on the job you are applying for ;)
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Always wear a suit. Better to be over dressed than under dressed.
     

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  19. snorkelman macrumors 6502a

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    didnt interview for current job - popped in to lend them a hand with something one day and still there 8 years on :D
     
  20. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Even when I do telephone interviews, - and my last two positions came about as a result of telephone interviews - I always wear either a suit, or tailored jacket and trousers and black shoes; for some reason, that seems to work better for me.

    Brilliant.

    Lovely story, and great to know that sometimes things can work out with a different approach.
     
  21. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Shirt and black trousers. I always go in a shirt.
     
  22. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I'll play along.

    I am of course retired now.

    But for my first and only employment, well lets just say that my father knew the CEO and all the board members.;)

    There was no interview, just a long liquid dinner 1970's style, with the CEO.:cool:
     
  23. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Those were the days.

    "Long, liquid lunches", of myth and legend, masked in the mists of the dawn of time? I remember hearing tell of such things, in tones of whispered awe.
     
  24. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Have you seen HTC’s financials?


    :D
     

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