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Interview outfits. Are suits in or out?

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nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 15:41:37

Do you reckon wide legged wool trousers with nice shirt and v neck sweater is fine?

TrillianAdAstra Wed 01-Dec-10 15:42:22

Depends on the job.

Would you wear a suit to do the job? If so - suit, if not - your outfit sounds good.

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 15:45:59

no, definitely not a suit type job.

TrillianAdAstra Wed 01-Dec-10 15:50:05

Not a suit type job = not a suit type interview IMO.

twoboots Wed 01-Dec-10 15:53:21

i would wear the trousers shirt and sweater, take the jacket with you, then decide if you want to keep it on or off when you get there.
it might look odd if you are the only one there without a suit, having said that it doesnt always hurt to stand out.
sorry thats not very helpful

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 15:55:02

i don't own a suit jacket, don't want to buy one if i don't need it y'see.

WillieWaggledagger Wed 01-Dec-10 15:58:20

I work in a non-suit-wearing industry and I always took a smart jacket (though not necessarily one that matches the trousers as part of a suit) with me to interviews. Actually I think it is still in the back of my car from the last one

tethersjinglebellend Wed 01-Dec-10 16:08:16

Can you say what sort of industry the job is in?

I don't work in a suit wearing profession (on the whole), but would always wear a suit for interview.

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 16:10:45

i've messaged you tethersend.

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 16:52:09

silk scarf with no sweater, and cream silk shirt.

OooohWhatIfItHurts Wed 01-Dec-10 17:00:56

It depends on the job I'd say.

I'm a lawyer and know that knitwear wouldn't go down well. It needn't be a suit - smart separates are okay.

tethersjinglebellend Wed 01-Dec-10 17:02:04

yy to that scarf... also this or this or this

If you're not averse, try your local charity shops- I have got some great neckscarves from them.

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 17:05:58

it's healthcare/clinical.

hatwoman Wed 01-Dec-10 17:06:09

I work in a not-suit environment and what you describe sounds fine. but i might be tempted to lose the jumper

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 17:18:11

so far the jumper is not feeling very welcome. honestly it's a thin silk sweater from hobbs, not a chunky sweat 'what' one might find on a tramp.

vinvinoveritas Wed 01-Dec-10 17:36:39

Message withdrawn

nevergoogle Wed 01-Dec-10 18:32:07

ok, my sweater is out, the scarf is in. quite like my JL one best.

polyhymnia Wed 01-Dec-10 18:33:46

Exactly what vin said. If you don't want to wear a scarf, perhaps an interesting but not too OTT necklace (Hobbs are sometimes agood place for these) - and groomed hands.

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