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Old 05-11-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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My first interview I wore a very professional grey suit. Now that I have second interview I wanted to wear something a little more "fun" to show my personality, so I'm wearing a dark purple sweater and skirt. Still professional but more me. Does it really matter if you change things up on the second interview or do employers even notice? Just curious as to what others have done.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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What industry and position level are you applying to?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Client Services. Basically receptionist, answering phones, working w the warehouse to get orders out, faxing, emailing information to clients.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It's probably the accountant in me, but I would go conservative. Wait until you get the job to be creative.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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It's probably the accountant in me, but I would go conservative. Wait until you get the job to be creative.
Oh its defintely still conservative and professional. I just wanted to add a little color instead of a plain suit. I'm a really outgoing bubbly person and I just felt so stiff the last interview.
This is all so new to me. I have always worked at places that had uniforms or were wayyyy laid back because of the type industry it was in, like jeans and a t-shirt. lol
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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Why would you want them noticing your clothes? In an interview, second or otherwise, you want them focused on what you say and what makes you qualified for the job. Them noticing is generally bad. Express your personality after you've been hired.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:54 PM
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What the others said!

Don' start getting "flamboyant" yet... you can still wear a suit while showing your personality.. suits aren't as boring as people claim..

example: I'm female in the IT industry - for my job interviews I alwasy wore suits. BUT.. I wore silky colored shirts underneath and a scarf to match.. The shirts where business shirts that didn't button up to my neck... i had one in turqoise, one in jade and one in burgandy. then used a silk scarf for each one to accent and show personality. Not the popular chunky thick scarfs you could use as a blanket.. but a nice thin silky colorful scar.
something like this
Silk Scarves | Whimsical Animal Silk Scarf
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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If the place is local, go sit in the parking lot before or after working hours. See what most people are wearing. If you wear just about the same style, then it gives the psychological effect on the interviewer that you fit right in. (I've done this a couple of times. Don't know if it is the reason I got the jobs....but it made me feel more comfortable.)
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Play it safe and wear conservative clothes.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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If the place is local, go sit in the parking lot before or after working hours. See what most people are wearing. If you wear just about the same style, then it gives the psychological effect on the interviewer that you fit right in. (I've done this a couple of times. Don't know if it is the reason I got the jobs....but it made me feel more comfortable.)

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