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Interview Attire

Discussion in 'Interview Experiences' started by frankgh, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. zippy

    zippy Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
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    That's what all the Bros wear to their Delta Air Lines interview...
  2. frankgh

    frankgh Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2015
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    Someone digging up an old thread about threads!

    I wore a suit and tie to my interview with Landcare. When it came time to fly the 172, they told me they appreciated my attire but I should feel free to take off the coat and tie for the flight! I got the job. I think in this case wearing a suit showed I was new to the process but eager to impress and not used against me. A polo and Dockers would have been fine and is what management was wearing. A tee shirt and jeans would have made me look like a moron!

    My first job after retiring from the service was with ARINC as a Professional Flight Engineer. I was interviewed by and old friend and just wore the polo/khakis. I got the job but my "buddy" did report to upper management that I had not worn a tie. I've been a little gun shy since!
  3. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2008
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    Taking off a jacket and tie is a far better problem than being the only person in the room wearing a polo shirt. Yes, you should know the company you're interviewing with, but I can guarantee you you're correct in your last sentence.
  4. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

    Dec 31, 1969
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    Dress for success.
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  5. Oxman

    Oxman Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2008
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    I wore Khakis and a button up dress shirt (no tie) to a survey and mapping interview and got the job. You'll be fine. Just mention Navy sun angle azimuth table, yoke mounted console and coordinate space with ATC.....etc
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  6. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2007
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    Barged into a 135 operation wearing jeans and a star wars tshirt to ask if they are hiring. Bumped into the owner, had a brief impromptu interview with him, then a legthy one with the CP. Got a call for a follow up, stopped by TJ Maxx (my fancy corporate pilot stuff is out of state still), picked up pants and a shirt, figured shoes and belt were passable, pressed attire to perfection, ironed out the details at the follow up meeting, got an offer on the spot.
    Don't overthink it.
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  7. Adler

    Adler Low-Level Individual

    Dec 2, 2008
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    When CP of a place I wanted a job at called asking if I could "meet with him" a few hours after dropping off a resume, I talked to some friends who worked there asking what I should wear. They told me jeans and a hoodie. I showed up the next day in black dress pants, white dress shirt, but no tie. The CP showed up in jeans and a hoodie.
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