(Closed) FI has an interview! Oh, god, now what?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I say in the instance go get him some clothes!  I would hate to think that my Fiance lost the opportunity for employment because he looked sloppy.  

Post # 4
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

NO! Do not send him in this. He will not get hired unless it’s a warehouse position. This is not suitable. As someone who hires, I would not take him seriously if he walked in to my office.

Go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and spend 3 or 4 dollars on a button up dress shirt, a tie, and some dress pants. 

Post # 5
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If he is applying for work as an aide, his clothes will be fine.

If he is applying for any sort of job that requires a degree or any professional credentials, he needs to dress accordingly.

Does he have any buddies or family who would lend him a shirt, tie and dress pants?

I think he can get away without a jacket due to the season of the year.

If not, I say head to WalMart or Goodwill.

ps note to recent graduates- get some professional loooking clothes.

Post # 6
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Vidya:  I would typically never say to dip into rent money but this is very important, he really needs to wear a proper suit for his interview.  Sometimes first impressions will make or break you.  

Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I guess it depends what the job is for. If it is for something where he will need to wear chinos and a button down, he should at LEAST dress in such clothes for the interview. As a rule, you should rather over dress for an interview  than underdress and if jeans are not acceptable for the job, NEVER wear them to the interview. You don’t need to spend much and I would think about looking at a dept. store for a sale instead of going to Walmart, I know time is important but maybe you could swing by the mall and hit up Sears or Macys for a pair of chinos and a button down. Better option, could he borrow something from his dad? your dad? another relative or friend? Since it is a financial hardship and short notice, this would be my first thought. I would call around and to family and freinds and get him something to wear for today and then if he gets an offer make sure he sets aside some funds to buy versitle work clothes. 

Post # 8
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012




Agree with all of you!  Depending on the position, get that man a new outfit!  Goodwill and similar stores should have lots of business clothes to choose from for dirt cheap.  🙂  

Good luck to him!!  

Post # 9
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Please spend the bit of money at Walmart or Salvation Army and get him something presentable. That shirt looks like he rolled out of bed and grabbed the first clean thing, not the impression you want him to make. At the VERY least get him a tie, a button down and a pair of slacks. As someone who is involved in the hiring process I’d probably discount him as lazy if he showed up to an interview with me dressed in that outfit.

Post # 10
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow that is absolutely not interview attire, especially for a physician’s office. Medical office dress codes are usually business casual at least, but for an interview he needs to take it up a notch from there. Go to Goodwill if your budget is very limited and find something quick! Worst case scenario, I’d hit up Walmart and pinch pennies this month. I agree with PP that he doesn’t necessarily need a full suit in August, but definitely dress slacks, dress shirt, tie, and matching dress shoes/belt.

ETA best of luck to him!

Post # 11
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree – RUN and get him some new clothes. They don’t have to be expensive but something that fits nicely and makes him look sharp and professional. Good luck for the interview!!!

Post # 12
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is there anyone that he can borrow dress clothes from really quickly? Try consignment shops also. He really needs to dress more professionally. 

Post # 13
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t hire him dressed like that.

Go to a second-hand store or something like Goodwill and get him some proper pants and a button-down shirt.  Surely you can borrow a tie from a family member.  For shoes – either get some decent ones or just stick with dark colored and hope they don’t notice. 

Post # 14
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with everyone else – go get him some proper clothes.  Just wanted to chime in and send good job vibes his way 🙂

Post # 15
2889 posts
Sugar bee

First option, borrow something.

Second option, shop quickly. Kohls is a good low cost option. I just feel like Walmart’S selection is not as professional or cheaper.

pants $17.99 http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/clearance/men/pants_shorts/PRD~984062/Lee+Durabilt+RelaxedFit+Utility+FlatFront+Pants.jsp’ defer=’defer

blue button up $13.50 http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/clearance/men/dress_apparel/PRD~689517/Croft+and+Barrow+ClassicFit+Solid+Point+Collar+EasyCare+Dress+Shirt.jsp’ defer=’defer

If appropriate for the job, I hope he owns at least 1 tie that would coordinate with chinos and a blue shirt. 

I would skip Good Will or anyother used shop as there is no time to launder and as offputting as that ill fitting black shirt is, the stuffy second hand smell would really come through to me in a job interview. 

Post # 16
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

He won’t get hired wearing that, I guarantee it. I would assume that a candidate 1. isn’t taking the interview seriously, 2. doesn’t know how to google “appropriate interview clothes” and 3. just isn’t professional in general.

I’m sure he’s well qualified, but nobody will see that if they are too busy being shocked at his clothes!

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