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Nathan Holmes
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I've been in the Army for much of the past 4 years but am now out and looking for construction work. I have an interview in two days and am wondering what I should wear. Do I need to wear a suit for a job interview like building/raising/assembly work?

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Jerry O'Neil
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Always dress to impress.

Always dress to impress.

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Brian Manning

Dress one notch above what you'd be wearing for work. Dress blue jeans and a decent shirt should be enough. It's not a beauty contest and they need workers. Just don't be a slob. Their interested in your skills.... your dress..not so much.

Dress one notch above what you'd be wearing for work. Dress blue jeans and a decent shirt should be enough. It's not a beauty contest and they need workers. Just don't be a slob. Their interested in your skills.... your dress..not so much.

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Donna Smith

I must disagree with the above comment. You do not need to dress as if you were attending a formal gathering or a church service, but you should wear a clean wrinkle-free shirt in a neutral color and slacks other than jeans that are also wrinkle-free. You do not want to give the impression that you don't care how you look as long as you can do the job. That thought process sends the wrong message and it could translate into a perception of your work ethic. Put your best foot forward and if you get the job, show up your first day dressed for the work environment. Under no circumstances come looking like you just crawled out of bed, unwashed and frumpy. Get dirty working but don't start out that way. Don't let the first impression be that you take shortcuts and have no pride in yourself and what you do to earn a living. Once that impression is perceived it will be extremely difficult to change.

I must disagree with the above comment. You do not need to dress as if you were attending a formal gathering or a church service, but you should wear a clean wrinkle-free shirt in a neutral color and slacks other than jeans that are also wrinkle-free. You do not want to give the impression that you don't care how you look as long as you can do the job. That thought process sends the wrong message and it could translate into a perception of your work ethic. Put your best foot forward and if you get the job, show up your first day dressed for the work environment. Under no circumstances come looking like you just crawled out of bed, unwashed and frumpy. Get dirty working but don't start out that way. Don't let the first impression be that you take shortcuts and have no pride in yourself and what you do to earn a living. Once that impression is perceived it will be extremely difficult to change.

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Jasmine Walker

It's always best to present yourself as your best self for an interview

It's always best to present yourself as your best self for an interview

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debra ethan

Hi Nathan Holmes: Congrats on your upcoming interview. Make sure to dress business casual, maybe even with a casual jacket or blazer. While I wouldn't do the entire suit, shirt, & tie, I would dress one 'level' above what you will actually wear. Wear sturdy but casual shoes, like Sketchers. They may want to show you around. Make sure everything is clean & neat. Dressing this day will show respect while you'll still be able to be shown around various work areas.

Hi Nathan Holmes: Congrats on your upcoming interview. Make sure to dress business casual, maybe even with a casual jacket or blazer. While I wouldn't do the entire suit, shirt, & tie, I would dress one 'level' above what you will actually wear. Wear sturdy but casual shoes, like Sketchers. They may want to show you around. Make sure everything is clean & neat. Dressing this day will show respect while you'll still be able to be shown around various work areas.

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Morgan Bosko

you should't have to wear a suit for a dirty job that's rediculous

you should't have to wear a suit for a dirty job that's rediculous

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Cynthia Graham

It's ok to ask the hiring manager or recruiter what the dress code is for the interview.

It's ok to ask the hiring manager or recruiter what the dress code is for the interview.

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Sandra Palmer

No,you don't have to dress up.

No,you don't have to dress up.

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Koby Pruett

dress nice you can never go wrong for taking the tome to look good because that shows that you actually cared to show up. if its hot dress pants dress shoes and a dress shirt with a white under shirt and its ok to roll the sleeves up, make them look nice when rolled

dress nice you can never go wrong for taking the tome to look good because that shows that you actually cared to show up. if its hot dress pants dress shoes and a dress shirt with a white under shirt and its ok to roll the sleeves up, make them look nice when rolled

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David Mcmillan

Collared shirt and pants should be more than enough. Suit is not right for the position at all. I've been a superintendent for 16 yrs and if a guy come on an interview for a job to work with in the field in a suit that wouldn't help him with me at all.

Collared shirt and pants should be more than enough. Suit is not right for the position at all. I've been a superintendent for 16 yrs and if a guy come on an interview for a job to work with in the field in a suit that wouldn't help him with me at all.

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