I got the job & proof of my identity (post 44) :)

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Found 3rd Mar 2008
Ok i got an interview tomorrow for a job in a shop near the uni but the manager implied I was just to drop in for a chat so was wondering how formal I would need to dress?
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I would go smart but casual.

Black trousers and a nice top, that sort of thing.

Hope this helps.
thats what i thought but then i looked at the clothes i have at uni and its either

a suit (had for my graduate job interviews)
or
jeans

:x
allstar2;1662604

thats what i thought but then i looked at the clothes i have at uni and … thats what i thought but then i looked at the clothes i have at uni and its either a suit (had for my graduate job interviews)orjeans:x



Can't you wear the suit trousers with something?
What shop is it?
i'l have a rummage later to see if i can find some thing
mace
Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it goes and what you finally decide on too! :thumbsup:
i will should be fun cos i have absolutely no retail experience so we'l see i guess
suit wins, every time
jeans are a definite no no for interviews IMHO
I would say wear the suit trousers and a shirt, its not too formal.
As a manager, I even like people to be smart if they drop in CV's, you only have one chance to make a good first impression, wear a suit, check your shoes are clean and keep peircings (if you have them) to a minimum.

Good Luck...and relax, interviewers are often nervous themselves, we don't do it everyday.
I'd probs go suit, although I dont think I'd wear a tie for what your describing.

Remember customers, genuine, warmth if we dont have it offer alternative.
Enjoy interacting with people etc etc...

Good Luck
A short skirt and plenty of cleavage on show would persuade me if I were hiring.
crow99;1662712

I'd probs go suit, although I dont think I'd wear a tie for what your … I'd probs go suit, although I dont think I'd wear a tie for what your describing.Remember customers, genuine, warmth if we dont have it offer alternative.Enjoy interacting with people etc etc...Good Luck



Offer an alternative to warmth???....sounds like pcworld staff:whistling: perhaps thats it, be the opposit of high street electrical chains....::thumbsup:
remember an interview can be based on selling your self so if you dont look the part you wont get the part!

So i agree smart casual make an effort and it will pay off
thesaint;1662759

A short skirt and plenty of cleavage on show would persuade me if I were … A short skirt and plenty of cleavage on show would persuade me if I were hiring.



gets my vote!
thesaint;1662759

A short skirt and plenty of cleavage on show would persuade me if I were … A short skirt and plenty of cleavage on show would persuade me if I were hiring.



Not so great if the interviewee is a bloke though...............:-D
Evil_monkey;1663529

Not so great if the interviewee is a bloke though...............:-D



lol surely that depends on taste
Evil_monkey;1663529

Not so great if the interviewee is a bloke though...............:-D



or perhaps if the interviewer is a woman:)
i'l clear it up im female.

I shall be wearing my suit tomorrow or at least trousers and a shirt and coat

its only a part time job but i could do with it and also i think it could be good to work in a shop, be a change.

I have had plenty of interview practice in the last few months with all the big4 accountancy firms so hopefully that will have helped
Allstar that sounds fine.

As mentioned I think it always good to look like you have made a effort for anything. Without going OTT.

Having worked in retail at a managment level, indeed still in retail just not stores, its amazing how many people dont make any effort and even interupt you when serving customers to hand in their CV (Post It Note: Rude on CV).

Retail is fun, I miss interacting with people so much and the different impacts one good customer can make on your day and vice versa. At least I can check out HDUK now!

The whole forum will want to know how you get on now

Oh I always thought you were male, must have been the xbox posts!
summat like this saint?

http://www.wig-out.com/granny07.jpg
nope doesnt look like me at all. I will see if i can find a pic of me later and then ul see lol
Good luck, I assume you haven't yet been for your interview, please let us know it all goes for you.
im just to call in anytime after my lessons so will be going 1.30ish
Hope all goes well allstar, best of luck!
Well im starting on fri at 5
allstar2;1667447

Well im starting on fri at 5



Nice one...beers are on allstar then .....:w00t::thumbsup:
i dont drink lol so no beers
allstar2;1667470

i dont drink lol so no beers



You can still buy us the beers surely??
allstar2;1667447

Well im starting on fri at 5



That's great news - congratulations.

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well done eileen. i guess you took thesaints advice then yeah?
nope just my wee trouser suit.

thanks to everyone for the support

1st shift on fri 5-9 woohoo
Congrats!!!

Is MACE some kind of security shop :?
birdyboyuk;1667559

Congrats!!!Is MACE some kind of security shop :?



no its a corner shop lol like em centra??
birdyboyuk;1667559

Is MACE some kind of security shop :?



Yes. You don't want to go in their either, you know how you can't walk through certain stores without getting perfume sprayed at you, well they do the same in there to demonstrate their products. Couldn't see straight for days!

]Linky
Congrats allstar, did try to rep you but got message saying I must spread reputation around a bit more!

Well done! :thumbsup:
allstar2;1667447

Well im starting on fri at 5



Well done :thumbsup:
You can stop selling all your stuff now lol!
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