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Quick interview suit question...
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

A bit late, but I was wondering what you guys think about pinstripe suits for an interview? It's a bit tricky as we moved a short while ago, and the only suit I have with me here is a dark charcoal grey suit with blue shirt and tie. I have an interview tomorrow for a mid-level viz position and wanted to check that I won't be making a disastrous faux pas? Like I said, there's not much I can do about it, but thought I'd check.

Personally I would think that as long as someone was well presented ie: wearing a smart suit, smart shoes etc. that this should be fine?...

Any thoughts?

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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11/1/2011 10:48:04 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 10:48:04 PM)
show user profile  Sylverstalker
Really if it is all you've got then you have to work with it. Seeing as there are no other options for you the decision has been made. Just present yourself well, be confident and believably enthusiastic.

Good luck I hope you get the job :)

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11/1/2011 11:37:54 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 11:37:54 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Is there something I don't know about pinstripe suits? Why would it matter?
Are we talking about this:

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11/2/2011 12:10:32 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:10:32 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
@horizon: Some people hold the perception that pin-stripe / or certain styles of suit in general, come across as 'too professional'. Like, high-powered lawyers, investment bankers, professional sheep shearers, etc...
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11/2/2011 12:48:18 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:52:42 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Does this place have rules about how to dress?
Art people don't wear suits, everyone knows that.
Or is it different in the UK?

I usually wear casual clothes when I go to interview. Jeans, short-sleeved shirt. Something like that.
I suppose it depends on the place you're applying to though.

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11/2/2011 12:55:39 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:55:39 AM)
show user profile  horizon
In that case, dress for the job you want, not the job you have

PS. I actually only wanted an excuse to post up that image. Even though you don't have the job you're applying to and you aren't applying for a lawyer :P

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11/2/2011 1:00:58 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 1:02:46 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks guys. I looked like a 'banker' in the pinstripe so collected my plain one this morning.


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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11/2/2011 9:50:23 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 9:50:23 AM)
show user profile  Pil
A CAD monkey in a monkey suit seems fitting :-)

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11/2/2011 10:10:00 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 10:10:00 AM)
show user profile  jareu
pinstripes are good, just keep them really subtle. My favourite suit is a charcoal dark grey with very subtle tight pinstripes. anything too extreme might shout "Trying really hard to impress, never done this before." bottom line, if you feel comfortable, you'll look comfortable.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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11/2/2011 10:38:17 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 10:38:17 AM)
show user profile  Dave
We had a newbie graduate artist turn up for an interview in a suit about a year ago. He looked adorable. No homo.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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11/2/2011 11:58:31 AM (last edit: 11/2/2011 11:58:31 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
wear what you would normally to work...

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11/2/2011 12:31:32 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:31:32 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks guys. What I wore was the least of my worries - the 'interview' lasted less than 10mins and if they could have kicked me out the door and slammed it, they would have! They said my work wasn't up to the standard they would expect, but I never applied for a job - they saw my work on my coroflot site and emailed asking if I wanted to go for an interview ?!?!

Oh well, it was an experience! Lol

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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11/2/2011 12:43:36 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:43:36 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Whoah, weird.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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11/2/2011 12:46:32 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:46:32 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Too right dave, could have done without the experience tbh. Things are unbelievably tight at the moment, so could have done without the expense of travelling all that way and losing a days holiday to be told that after less than 10mins.

Not really sure why anyone would do that...

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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11/2/2011 12:57:24 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 12:57:24 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I'd be tempted to give them a call or something, and find out what actually happened, something ain't right.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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11/2/2011 1:01:32 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 1:01:32 PM)
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