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Old 05-28-2014, 10:00 PM
MJ7
 
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I agree with the previous posters about following their directions. If they do not tell you attire then always assume a suit. I had an interview last week and the manager told me no suit, but no shorts. Nice slacks, nice button shirt, nice shoes, no tie. I was offered the position.

Each company will have a different culture. If they are punctual they will ask you to wear a suit, or just assume you will wear one. If they are more laid back or the job is a semi-dirty job there really is no need for a suit. Think if Mike Rowe showed up to crab fish in a suit...
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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I remember back in high school about to graduate I applied to a bunch of scholarships available. My parents, being old fashioned, told me to include everything from awards to newspaper (yes, I made the news). But to me, I wanted to follow their instructions precisely. These scholarship applications listed very specific thing they wanted. So, I made a compromise with my parents. I would include everything in 2 apps while following instructions right down to the t in the other 5.

The result was I won the scholarships in every one except the 2 where I included everything.

In the professional world, it is always better to follow instructions. Even if the instruction sometime doesn't make sense, only do different if you got approval.
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