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I have an interview tomorrow and I am honestly going to say I don't know what to wear.

It isn't anything special, its for a pet supplies place and I was thinking of going with a white t-shirt with a black shirt over top of that, with some dark jeans.

But then my mind said no, you have to go with a pair of khakis and a polo shirt. Discuss :lol:

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I've always had a single consistent style*. A shirt and jeans. It may sound ordinary, but my shirsts are different. They never have anything on it and they're slightly unusual colors (light aqua-blue, dark brown, charcoal, bright orange, etc.).

*Though I wouldn't wear it every day of my life

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Polos are always good.

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It all depends on the usual level of dress where you're interviewing. I've worn a suit to interviews for jobs I didn't get...

At the interview for my current place of employ, I forgot ask what was the usual dress. The business was relatively small, and the boss was laid-back, so I figured khakis and a polo shirt would be fine. I got there, and the boss was wearing jean shorts and a t-shirt.

I like working here. :)

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well I've done a lot of hiring in my day and I vote kahki's and nice CLEAN top shirt or tee or polo no problem but make sure your mom or YOU! take time to press them kahki's crisp neat crease down the front. undo the top button only on polo's and shirts don't show too much skin! and above all be self assured but not to the point you sound like you know it all.

a yes please and thank you mam or sir won't go amiss.

practice a firm handshake and a polite nice smile

you'll do fine I'm sure. If this job doesn't pan out don't worry there are many others out there

but you know what Jake I'll miss you on the board because you'll be working all the time

fingers crossed xx

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but you know what Jake I'll miss you on the board because you'll be working all the time

fingers crossed xx

me? o_O lol

Since it's a retail then don't go with jeans and answer all there questions how you think they would want them to be answered, i've been to many interviews and i've tried diff. things out and one of the things that never seems to work is to be completly honest.

If you can't tell I HATE retail, and im sooo happy I found something else, it's ok for your first job but once you get into your third year it starts to wear you down. I can tell you one thing oncec you start working retail you start to realize just how stupid most people are lmao, goos luck man!

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Hey Freake and Jake sorry for mix up! what can I say but old age is kicking in big time tonight.

Freake the post about what to wear was for you! good luck kiddo you'll do fine and well Jake had you on my mind because I was planning a post to you about your great letters.

once again Freake don't sweat it...from what I know of you from this forum you seem like a nice young man, very polite and helpful, goodness gracious what more could an employer want! you'll do fine. if not this job the next will be coming along in no time at all.

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But not too overdressed. If you dress too well, say, a lot better than the person interviewing you, then they may get the impression that you are a snob, and you will have that working against you during the interview.

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Hey Freake and Jake sorry for mix up! what can I say but old age is kicking in big time tonight.

Freake the post about what to wear was for you! good luck kiddo you'll do fine and well Jake had you on my mind because I was planning a post to you about your great letters.

once again Freake don't sweat it...from what I know of you from this forum you seem like a nice young man, very polite and helpful, goodness gracious what more could an employer want! you'll do fine. if not this job the next will be coming along in no time at all.

Are you nuts? I'm an a$$! but the guy interviewing me doesn't know that ;)

I've decided to go with khakis & a shirt (not a polo, but a short sleeve button up (it is summer))

thanks for the advice everyone, now I just gotta find a pair of khakis that don't look like <No cursing.> on me lol.

Wear a concert tuxedo, the one with the double tails, and if you know how to play the piano then you might impress the one interviewing you even more. :lol:

I'm sure that would work great, if I was going for a job as a pianist or conductor.

FrEaK, it is always better to be over dressed than under dressed.

so you'd rather me dress in a tuxedo that a pair of jeans and a nice shirt? lol.

Since it's a retail then don't go with jeans and answer all there questions how you think they would want them to be answered, i've been to many interviews and i've tried diff. things out and one of the things that never seems to work is to be completly honest.

If you can't tell I HATE retail, and im sooo happy I found something else, it's ok for your first job but once you get into your third year it starts to wear you down. I can tell you one thing oncec you start working retail you start to realize just how stupid most people are lmao, goos luck man!

It's not exactly for a retail position, though I will be dealing with stupid people the job is generally stocking shelves and receiving shipments of the products.

I like laid-back people. That's why I became one in the mid-90s

hope thats the way my interviewer is lol!

thanks to everyone else for the help, to many quotes for one post 8)

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once again Freake don't sweat it...from what I know of you from this forum you seem like a nice young man, very polite and helpful, goodness gracious what more could an employer want! you'll do fine. if not this job the next will be coming along in no time at all.

Are you nuts? I'm an a$$! but the guy interviewing me doesn't know that ;)

In that case lets just hope the fellow you are being interviewed by has the same rose colored glasses as I have.

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