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Old 01-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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over dressing for a job test?

I applied for a job at a major fd in nc and came to take the written test. I showed up an hour early and noticed everyone else is either wearing slacks a polo or a shirt and jeans...I'm wearing a shirt tie, dress pants and nice shoes. Is there such thing as bein too dressed?
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nope, dress for the job, as long as your not in a suit you should be fine. sounds like your good good luck!
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I applied for a job at a major fd in nc and came to take the written test. I showed up an hour early and noticed everyone else is either wearing slacks a polo or a shirt and jeans...I'm wearing a shirt tie, dress pants and nice shoes. Is there such thing as bein too dressed?
Yes. Usually depends on what position you're applying for. But it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Maybe those other folks were underdressed.
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No, not in this situation
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If you make it to the interviews wear a suit and tie.

People that dress like assholes don't get picked up.
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If you make it to the interviews wear a suit and tie.

People that dress like assholes don't get picked up.
Actually I showed up in Jeans and a T shirt for my latest interview since I was at work already and I got the job.
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Keep up the good attitude and appearance! It will make a difference. Do not worry about being over dressed for a written test.
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Actually I showed up in Jeans and a T shirt for my latest interview since I was at work already and I got the job.
When I interviewed for my current job I was in my PJ's. It was a phone interview so they didn't know the difference.
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When I interviewed for my current job I was in my PJ's. It was a phone interview so they didn't know the difference.
Lol. Sexy.
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I applied for a job at a major fd in nc and came to take the written test. I showed up an hour early and noticed everyone else is either wearing slacks a polo or a shirt and jeans...I'm wearing a shirt tie, dress pants and nice shoes. Is there such thing as bein too dressed?
Boom keep dressing for success! They notice it, and they take note.

One step above!



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Yes. Usually depends on what position you're applying for. But it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Maybe those other folks were underdressed.
I wore a suit to everyone of my areas, except my physical

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No, not in this situation
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Dress for success.
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Better to be over dressed than under dressed.
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If you make it to the interviews wear a suit and tie.

People that dress like assholes don't get picked up.
^ Can't be more right!

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Keep up the good attitude and appearance! It will make a difference. Do not worry about being over dressed for a written test.


Be confident, but not cocky! Dress for success!

I wore a suit to my interview (oral board), they were in their daily uniforms. They asked me


"Don't think your over dressed?"

Me: No Sir, Dress for success.

One of interviewers: *chuckles* ok



BTW I got the job


Good luck!


Remember for your interview with the oral board, practice any and all questions over and over, DO NOT say UMMM.


I stumbled on my first question hard, I had practiced over and over what I was going to say, how I was going to say it and how I was going to give an example of it if I was asked to.

I can't even remember the first question but my mind went blank I got out 2 words, and I said excuse me for just a second I have lost my train of thought. I took about 3-5 seconds which felt like FOREVER!!! Regained my composure and finished my interview.

After I was hired, one of them told me I did good by not panicking and freaking out LOL
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I was taught that you "dress for the position you want, not the position you have". Whether we like it or not we are judged by our appearance.

Just my .02
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I was taught that you "dress for the position you want, not the position you have". Whether we like it or not we are judged by our appearance.

Just my .02
When being thought of for a position you are judged by far more then your appearance,

Appearance, the way you talk, what you say HOW you say it, how you walk, your facial expressions, how you sit, how you react,

and a lot more LOL

I completely agree with you
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Just got done there were hundreds of people! And only about 5 dressed up like me haha. I think I did well except for the memory and observation portion, I think I bombed the hell outta that, but we will know in a few weeks!
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I'm sure you did fine, did you study much?

I studied for months, it paid off though!
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When I interviewed for my current job I was in my PJ's. It was a phone interview so they didn't know the difference.
That was you a couple months ago that had pd show up and escort you for your interview while you were still asleep huh that was funny and cool
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Actually I showed up in Jeans and a T shirt for my latest interview since I was at work already and I got the job.
That's 'cause you were an "insider", at that point, your rep trumped whatever you were wearing.

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No way man. Dressing up just shows you care about the opportunity. Even if you are "overdressed" it won't be seen as a negative, they'll just know you're taking it seriously.
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I'm sure you did fine, did you study much?

I studied for months, it paid off though!
they didnt have a study guide and it was all easy except the part where you study a busy street corner for 2 mins then answer questions on it

and thanks for all the imput guys, imma wear the same thing at all the rest of the job interviews/tests if i get invited to take them if not a suit


this is my first time going through a hiring process and it at one of the largest fds in NC if i get on awesome if i dont i know i have more opportunities somewhere else or i can apply next year
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