(Closed) Casual second interview

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
4824 posts
Honey bee

@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
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 8
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

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
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

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