Post # 1
Good news! I have a second interview for an assistant management positon with Build-A-Bear! Yay! Anyway, for the first interview the lady I interviewed with told me to come casual, so I wore khaki pants and a tank top/cardigan combo. Now no one said anything for the second interview, it wasn’t even the person I’m interviewing with that I talked to so I didn’t feel comfortable asking. So now I’m not sure what to wear. Do I dress it up or go casual like the last interview? Like maybe dark pants and sweater or something like that? Thanks bees!
Post # 3
I suggest always wearing a suit for an interview. When in doubt, dress in professional attire – you can never go wrong with that.
Post # 4
@Mrs.L: Agree here. Always over dress when in doubt. Make sure you have an appropriate blouse under the jacket so you can remove it if you feel too over dressed once you are there.
Post # 5
I’d say wearing a suit is the way to go, but maybe wear a light sweater or blouse underneath (no need for a button-down, formal kind of suit look). But defineatly error on overdressed. You can always take off the jacket off.
Post # 6
I normally would suggest a suit too; however, are you actually interviewing at a Build-a-Bear store? If there are a ton of little kids running around, you may want to portray that you are able to interact well with the clients and so dressing up too much may actually do more harm than good. That’s definitely tricky.
Post # 7
@ EvaBostonTerrier- Yes I’m interviewing at the store, all the employees even the district manager I interviewed with last week are in uniform. I agree with all the PP that in every other situation I would wear a suit for sure and not worry about it but I feel like maybe a more casual root is the way to go. It seems like they want someone that is going to be good with kids and able to be a bit silly, a suit just doesn’t scream that. I’m a bit worried as well since I met with the district manager last week so casual then meet with the store manager this week and be more formal. Hmm, tricky for sure…
Post # 8
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How about wearing a dressy pair of khakis with a very nice sweater? Since it’s a children’s store, I agree that a suit does seem like overkill, despite the popular wisdom about overdressing for interviews.
Post # 9
You should always dress more professionally on the second interview. My experience is it is with higher management. You can wear black pants with a nice top and a black suit coat unbuttoned so it is a little more ‘relaxed’ feeling.