what to wear to an interview

@resuab (265)
United States
October 8, 2007 2:25pm CST
im about to go to a job interview, this is my second official job. and its going to be support kind of job in an office building. what should i wear to the interview, should i wear something just casual formal or go over the top and go formal all the way? what do you guys think?
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7 responses
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
8 Oct 07
i think it would make a better impression to a future employer if you were over-dressed instead of under-dressed. It makes you look more serious about the position you're applying for. Once you land the job and see what other employees are wearing then you can dress accordingly.
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@resuab (265)
• United States
9 Oct 07
you have a good point there jillbeth about looking more serious, i think ill take that advice, thanks for the comment.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
You have to wear smart casual clothes. It must be very presentable. You need to get the first impression of your interviewer. In a way, it will give them the hint if you are really the person they needed for the position. Impress them with how you look. Dress well.
@resuab (265)
• United States
11 Oct 07
hey nengs10, thanks for your tip, appreciate your response. i will keep it in mind to make a good first impression.
• United States
8 Oct 07
always wear something nice and impressive, it pays to dress up.
@resuab (265)
• United States
9 Oct 07
thanks for the response richard331, that seems to be the majority if not all the opinions that ive been getting
@katydidmc (210)
• Canada
8 Oct 07
Wear a business suit. You are going to work in an office, so you should dress in office attire. Any other job, dress one level above the job you are applying for. So, if its a job where you have to wear a uniform, wear a casual suit. But always, for an office interview, wear your best suit, or at least yourbest dress pants(or skirt if you area woman) and a plain coloured shirt, and tie. And don't forget to polish your shoes! shoes always make an impression, so don't wear dirty sneakers!
@resuab (265)
• United States
9 Oct 07
i didn't know that shoes were that important, i actually don't think i have really good shoes, atleast they don't shine too much when polished. anyway, thanks for the response, katydidmc.
@thaMARKER (2559)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Wear a corpaorate attire. If it's a big business you're applying, you should look good and formal. Make sure your shoes are shiny or clean. These aura or look gives your employer a good feedback for you because you know how to look neat and so maybe you are when they hire you.
@TheDevil (840)
• India
23 Apr 08
Dress for success......A conservative coloured blazer style jacket ,with pants or skirt.Boots with heels or dress shoes.. but no sneakers ,sweats or sweatshirts etc......
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
16 Oct 07
you can see what the other people that are already working there wear and go up one step. or else, you can wear a nice suit, nothing too flashy, dress more on the conservative side and let us know if you get the job!