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interview dress code and questions

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by pecchi17, May 5, 2010.

  1. pecchi17

    pecchi17 New Member

    hi all

    i have a interview lined up and i just wanted to ask, what is the normal dress code for a designer attending a interview haha.

    im thinking
    trousers, shirt snazzy shoes and snazzy tie

    just dont want to be a stiff in a suit? or do you think suit is best?

    plus anyone got any good resources for interview questions and answers.
    im preparing for the usual, what can you offer this studio etc

    its been so long since i had a interview to prepare for haha

    anyone got any good questions to ask. you know they totally cover all bases leaving no stone unturned then ask if you have any questions :)

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

  2. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Hmm... even if you don't want to wear a full-on suit, definitely don't wear jeans. I'd keep things smart regardless of if it's a suit or not.

    As for questions, if you don't think of anything really good beforehand, listen out during the interview for any points they make about the company that you can ask them to expand on. That'll show you have at least basic listening skills and an some interest in how the company works.
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    If you know who the company are, which you should, do your homework about what they do and ask questions about that.
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    it really does depend on the company and it's worth spending time looking into it first.

    Maybe I'm just weird but I've gone to plenty of meetings in smart jeans, shoes and shirt without any issues and I personally wouldn't have an issue with interviewing a designer in jeans, as long as they're not torn to threads type.
  5. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I agree with Levi 'smart' jeans are fine.

    Nice shirt, clean finger nails and have a shower before you go.
    I've worn Converse baseball boots to an interview and got the job.

    Oh, and no smoking before the interview...have one when you come out, you'll need it.
  6. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    As others have mentioned it really depends on the company. I wouldn't personally wear a suit to an interview in a design agency as you can come a cross as a bit 'corp' then and not a creative person. Most agencies are pretty relaxed and I wore my normal day to day clothes (trainers, jeans) at my last 2 interviews and got the job. The guy who interviewed me in my current company was wearing skinny jeans with holes in them and Converse trainers. :)

    Regarding questions, just ask what you want to know and do your homework on the company. At least in my 2 last interviews they didn't really ask the standard questions you'd have in other types of companies. It was more like a chat. They want to know who you are, what you're about, and if you'll fit in to the company. Actually the first 20 mins of my last interview was about my travels. :D

    Don't worry too much about it. In the end it all comes down to your portfolio and skills.
  7. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Don't listen to Soren, he rocks the power emo look.
  8. power emo :lol: dressed in a suit with black eyeliner :lol:
  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I had black ripped fish nets on under my 'smart' jeans....with painted black toe nails....

    ...bitch 'n'.
  10. sounds like the perfect employee to me :p :lol:
  11. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    You better believe it bud....and I make the tea too!
  12. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    How 'snazzy' are these shoes and tie?

    We talking trendy and legit snazzy ?,

    or bright velvet orange and Mickey Mouse snazzy?
  13. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    As long as you don't dress like Sheldon Cooper you'll be fine.
  14. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I would love to dress like that!
  15. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Haha! :D

    But it works!!
  16. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    No, your rugged good looks work. You could dress like the aforementioned Sheldon and get away with it!
  17. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Lol! Thanks Mike...I think :)

    You're not too bad yourself. Drink? :love:
  18. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Well I am in London on Monday....
  19. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Get a room...!
  20. they probably have :lol:

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