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The Men's Guide to the Interview "Dress Code"

You landed the interview you really wanted, congratulations! Now it’s time to get dressed, and you’re faced with the question of.. “What am I supposed to wear?”. It doesn’t have to be an expense causing you to spend a ton money, there are resources (see below) out there to help. I think the best way to think about it is, wear what you would wear to church especially on a holiday. I took a look at a few articles, and these common themes around dressing for an interview:

  1. Make sure your interview clothes are clean, ironed and free of spots or stains, rips, loose hems, and holes.
  2. Button down shirts ,both long and short sleeved, can be worn alone, under a sweater, or under a jacket/blazer. Some say light colored shirts are more appropriate, others say you can be a bit bold. I would tend to say go more towards light colored, without distracting prints.
  3. Navy blue, grey and black are all the most appropriate colors for suits or blazers. These colors are also great options when just wearing dress pants, and khakis work well too.
  4. Patterned ties are great to add a little bit of personality to your interview outfit. I once had a candidate interview on St. Patrick’s Day who wore a tie with shamrocks, and let’s just say the detail did not go unnoticed. But if you’re more of a striped or solids kind of guy, that’s more than perfect too! Just don’t go TOO crazy!
  5. Be careful with being casual, it can often lead to being too casual. Even in the summer, when companies tend to be slightly more lax about the dress code, you want to make sure you have dress pants or khakis on with a polo or a short sleeved button down.
  6. And lastly, make sure your hair is cut, you stay away from heavy colognes or aftershaves, and always check your teeth before going in to make sure there aren’t any poppy seeds from your morning bagel!

Don’t forget that the candidates that come into an interview dressed for success tend to stand out from the rest. This could be the difference in whether or not you get the job! Good Luck!

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Arnold Timoney
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This is really helpful, thanks!

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Dress code??

Does your workplace have a dress code? Do you agree or disagree with the restrictions? If you disagree, what would you prefer the dress code to entail - more formal or less formal clothing? I found a cool article here that explains that most people with a dress code find it to be satisfactory...but I'm still not sure if I agree. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Delisa Hall
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When in need of a job and there is a PREFERRED dresscode; how can anyone disagree ESPECIALLY, when the company is OWNED by someone else? If anything, dont take the job! Some be trippen! Hmmm...

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Cathy Lowery
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I don't have a problem with dress codes. But, if the company expects you to wear specific items such as a red polo shirt, a white dress shirt, or a blue t shirt, you should be allowed to buy your own instead of wearing the shirts that they provide. I have worked for several companies that provided shirts for us. I have yet, to get one that actually fits. Most of the company provided stuff does not even come close to fitting. The shirts are hideously uncomfortable and look ridiculous because they fit way too tight. I am a large woman. I always ask for the largest size that they have, and it still doesn't fit. Company issued clothing is usually sized to Asian specifications instead of being made to fit us larger americans. I'd rather purchase my work clothes from a plus size store that carries clothing made here in the United states. Whether a dress code is required or not, it's irrelevant. I just want to come to work in something that fits, especially if I have to spend my entire shift bending, squatting and lifting. I really prefer that others wear clothing that fits, too. Sporting those ribbed whities or, butt cracks because your pants are too big, or shirt is too short, is totally unprofessional. I've had to work with may of people who exposed their butt cracks while working, and... many of them women. You would think that people would take more pride in themselves and simply wear clothing that fits. And no... I don't want to see any other body parts, either. Belly button rings, slut tags, bra straps, and cleavage do not need to be exposed, either. You're there to work, not to make a fashion statement. You don't need to wear pricey outfits, just regular pants and shirts that cover everything and don't have offensive stuff on them.

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What IS professional attire??

So I’m signed up for the job fair and I have a question on what I should wear. I was told to wear “professional attire” but what does that really mean? When I worked at Subway that meant a subway shirt and hat.. I want to make a good impression here but I can’t afford buying a new suit for this. That’s why I NEED a job!!! Thanks in advance.

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Lori Bodendorf
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Please see Ashley's post. It's terrific. Gives you all the ins and outs of interviewing, right down to proper attire. I wish you the very best.

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Josiah Silverman
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Black dress pants, belt. Clean shaven on the sides of your face, trimmed beard and mustache. Some sort of polo or button up shirt.

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Whats the Code?

Is there a dress code for the Amazon interviews? I know it's a warehouse job but I'm not sure if people dress up for these things to make a better impression. Thanks

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Christopher Berry
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Not really, when I was hired last Peak Season; there were people there in shorts & t-shirt as is the work attire However, that's not my thing. I suggest nice jeans, & a shirt with a collar.

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Michelle Melanson
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No matter what the job you are applying for you should always dress for success

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What do you think?

A lady in England is getting a lot of attention on Twitter for her posts complaining that her employer sent her home for not wearing heels at the office. What do you think? Ridiculous employer? Or, Employers have right to require certain dress codes?

https://twitter.com/i/moments/730353589630193664

#dresscode #employeerights #employerrights #opinion

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On an interview you should wear...

What job you are interviewing for is the determining factor on what to wear to an interview, whether it be casual, business casual, or casual professional. At cengage learning, you should wear business casual, which consists of khakis, collared shirts, a belt and dress shoes for men. As for women, you could wear a conservative dress or dress pants and a blouse, with heels or other dress shoes.

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question

Is there any placing hiring that allows lip piercings?? I am very much need of a job and I would like to keep them. Any suggestions? I have in clear plastic ones in right now to where they aren't that noticeable.

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Alyssa Hicks
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Hi Breanna, good question. Every company has their own policy, but most customer facing roles do not allow for piercing aside from the ears. I recommend wearing your clear, plastic ones while interviewing until you learn of their policies. Hope this helps!

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Crazy story!!

In this article I read, Nicola was sent home without pay for refusing to buy two inch heels for her new job. Do you have any stories about similar situations?? What is your opinion on this?

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Felicia Brown
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I believe if that was the job requirement and part of the uniform. I'm sure they explain what they expected be they hired her. She should have declined the position. Don't think it's a law suit

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keith skeel
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If that condition was disclosed before she was hired, they did the right thing I feel. If you agree to do or wear something, you need to follow through.

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Dress code

Should I dress up for the job fair?

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Fred Goff
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Yes!! U only get one chance to make a first impression

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