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I have an interview tomorrow!

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CandiceSucksCandy Mon 30-Mar-20 08:28:43

I have an interview for a supermarket tomorrow, and I'm not sure what to wear.
DH is bemoaning that the only suit I have is from the 1940s. I don't think a suit is right to wear to an interview for this job anyway, it's shelf stacking, and temporary.
I'm thinking smart trousers, a patterned shirt and a smart cardigan or jumper on the top and chelsea boots, or heels?
I own a whole drawer full of jeans, not so much on the smart clothes front.
I do have a blazer but I don't think I have anything that goes with it, I used to wear it with jeans and a sparkly top on nights out.
The only dresses I have are from the 80s, evening or tie dyed.
Nicely ironed, well fitting, smart ish clothes will be OK surely?

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BikeRunSki Mon 30-Mar-20 08:33:00

Trousers/shirt/cardigan sounds fine.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Mon 30-Mar-20 08:35:11

I think what you are suggesting is fine. As long as it's clean, smart and ironed, as you say. Good luck with the interview.

Floisme Mon 30-Mar-20 08:35:25

I agree, trousers, shirt, cardigan sound fine. Good luck, thank you for doing this and take care.

Deathraystare Mon 30-Mar-20 09:36:26

All the best!

Taddda Mon 30-Mar-20 09:38:58

Good luck! (Agreed on the trousers, shirt, cardigan).

chipsandgin Mon 30-Mar-20 09:40:00

As PP said and all the best smile

RainWoman19 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:50:03

Good luck 💐

Terralee Mon 30-Mar-20 10:12:17

I went for a successful interview at Tesco as a student- I wore a pencil skirt, black knee high boots, smart top, and my hair in a bun.

TheYearOfTheDog Mon 30-Mar-20 10:14:50

Wow, I would keep it simple in this climate, don't over think it. If you want you can say that you chose not to go shopping. Surprised that the interview is going a head.

BubblesBuddy Mon 30-Mar-20 10:14:57

Clean shoes and clean tidy hair. Generally look well presented. Good luck.

Hopefully those interviewing will maintain safe distances!

dontgobaconmyheart Mon 30-Mar-20 11:48:06

OP I wouldnt worry as long as you're clean and presentable. I live with a retail manager, they have been told to take pretty much anyone they can get, they are overwrought.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 30-Mar-20 11:49:57

All sounds fine. Chelsea boots would make me think you'd be better at being hands on and efficient, rather than heels.

Gloria5 Mon 30-Mar-20 12:12:47

Good luck OP.

Outfit looks fine. I think as long as you look clean and respectable.

Gloria5 Mon 30-Mar-20 12:13:17

Oh and I vote boots too

Charley50 Mon 30-Mar-20 12:23:34

Love suits from the 1940s though.

Taddda Mon 30-Mar-20 16:13:06

@Charley50 I was thinking that-

Suits from the 80's would've been abit shoulder-pad-tastic, but 40's stylish!

Charley50 Mon 30-Mar-20 17:25:09

Yes, stylish and kind of channeling the war effort. grin

Quarantimespringclean Mon 30-Mar-20 18:23:39

Years ago my mum and I both had interviews for PT jobs in the same supermarket. Mum wore what she would have worn to an interview for her previous FT role as an accountant including carrying a smart briefcase with her cv in it. I wore pretty much what the OP is suggesting, clean and ironed but low key. Mum was actually much more smartly dressed than the interviewer - she didn’t get the job! I did.

I think sometimes being too smartly dressed for entry level jobs gives the impression you don’t know what the role entails.

Terralee Tue 31-Mar-20 14:30:31

How have you got on @CandiceSucksCandy

CandiceSucksCandy Tue 31-Mar-20 16:49:30

I couldn't go
DH developed a high temp and a nasty cough last night.
They said they will keep my details on file.

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Terralee Tue 31-Mar-20 21:29:31

Oh no, hope your DH gets well soon

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