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simonbrads

What to Wear to Job Interview - Software Industry

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Hi guys,

 

I have my first interview in Perth tomorrow. The question is, what should I wear? This is for a programming job at a mid-sized software house.

 

I'm hoping that smart trousers with a shirt & tie will do? I don't have a suit, although I could possibly borrow one from my brother.

 

Thanks!

Simon

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Go fully suited and booted and properly groomed. I had an interview a few years ago for a large global IT company and out of all the applications the decision was so tight, I didn't get the job cos I didn't dress-up!!!!


856 Melbourne CoE, IT Field | Application & Nomination (both DRC) Submitted: 16 March 2012 >> Acknowledgment Received: 03 April 2012 >> Approved: 05 June 2012.

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Go fully suited and booted and properly groomed. I had an interview a few years ago for a large global IT company and out of all the applications the decision was so tight, I didn't get the job cos I didn't dress-up!!!!

Go Suited and if that's not possible, at-least wear a tie. Try to be as formal as possible. I had interviews few months back and all the candidates were suited.

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Forgot to say.... good luck with the interview!!! :)


856 Melbourne CoE, IT Field | Application & Nomination (both DRC) Submitted: 16 March 2012 >> Acknowledgment Received: 03 April 2012 >> Approved: 05 June 2012.

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You can get away without a jacket this time of year, but a suit does look best (watch out for sweaty armpits!)

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Guest hels

Full suit, no questions, my husband interviewed in full suit in the height of summer (hes a Software architect), vastly unprofessional not to wear one. He wears a tie, shirt tie etc to work every day now and on friday dress down it has to be a collar (company rules not his!)

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Thanks for all the opinions and good luck wishes. :) It seems the general consensus is to go for a suit, so I've borrowed one from my brother. The legs are a couple centimetres too long for me, but it's the best I'm going to do by 10 a.m. tomorrow! I only hope it stays below 30 tomorrow. ;)

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Wear lots of deodorant, don't put you're jacket on til your out the car and smile. Good luck x x (I am sure it will be air conditioned)

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I agree, I have found Perth to be more formal dress-wise in the IT industry but a badly fitting suit may be worse, get an HONEST opinion from someone close to you on what you look smartest in. It would have to be a very close call for the absence of a jacket to make a difference.

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Is it a contract job? If so then there is no question about suitable attire in order to make that vital first impression and show that you are a mover and shaker, and you get things done:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21994873

 

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maybe you could wear a waistcoat instead of a jacket. I am kind of thinking that if the trousers look like they don't fit well then you'd be better with ones that do.

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