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Post by blazr63 on Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:42 pm

I recently bought a nice new suit and my only other is 10 years old. Monday I have a 2nd interview for a job that I think I have a decent shot at getting. I already wore the new suit on the first interview and I'd really like to wear it again with a different tie for the 2nd. I'll also be meeting with different people this time; although, I'm sure I'll be seeing the manager from the first at some point.

I doubt it really matters as long as I look nice and professional, but is it a mistake to wear the same suit in the 2nd interview? I could wear the older suit but it's a little big and not quite as nice.

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Post by JoanB on Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:19 pm

I'd go with the same suit if it looks better on you. And I'm assuming you're a guy--men can get away with repeating attire more than women can. Not fair, but true. And if the person that you're going to see again from the 1st time time is a guy, your chances are even better that it won't be noticed.

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Post by blazr63 on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:25 pm

Yes, I'm a guy and I agree with your opinion about wearing the newer suit again. I'm sure my performance in the interview is much more important than my clothes are, but I don't want to leave anything to chance if possible.

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:18 pm

You're both right on the money, as far as I'm concerned. A different tie or shirt would be good, but they aren't looking at your wardrobe - they're looking at you and how you conduct yourself.

Hopefully it's a business casual environment so when you are hired (which we'll be crossing our fingers for) you can put the suit away and get to work!

Much luck!
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:23 pm

Wear a undershirt - it makes the shirt look sportier. Good luck, blazr!

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm

Hi blazr, just checking in to see how it went. I have been praying for you. I am sure that whatever you wear, you will look professional. Of the few interviews I have been on, if you are wearing a suit, you are presentable, it's good. I actually went to an interview where the men and women were in ultra casual, crushed clothing and sneakers for a Manager of Operations position. Casual or not, best foot forward.

Please let us know how you made out.

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Post by blazr63 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:01 am

The interview ran 3 1/2 hours between 3 different people. I also chatted briefly again with the manager from the first interview, who seems to really like me. There's no competition for this position since I'm the only candidate currently. I was told that someone else started in this position recently and didn't work out, so they're being ultra careful about who they bring in next.

I did wear the same newer suit again but with a different tie. I felt confident about my appearance and overall performance so I think I have a reasonable shot at getting the offer. When I got home I sent thank you emails which may also help. Hopefully I will find out soon.

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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:49 pm

Sounds like you've done the best that can be done. Now it's up to them.

Thanks, you have a team here shaking poms poms for you! Very Happy

Anxious to know the verdict... but keep hunting as you wait!

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Post by blazr63 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:52 pm

I just got the offer and I'm very happy!

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:01 pm

HOORAY!!! Good going blazr!

Much luck in your new job. Give it your very best...

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Post by JoanB on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:41 pm

That's wonderful, blazr! I hope it turns out to be a great job for you!

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:00 am

Congrats blazr!! Looks like you got a christmas miracle! Good luck and god bless

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Post by blazr63 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:21 am

Thanks! It probably helps that I live in Massachusetts where there's a lot of companies and the unemployment rate is lower than elsewhere. This time I was only unemployed for 6 weeks but I know what it's like to be jobless for a long time. I once quit a good job in New Jersey to move with my wife to Arizona. I was unemployed almost 2 years and finally took a job for 1/2 the pay I last earned.

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Post by las44 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:22 pm

God bless and good luck in the future

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