Is it okay to wear jeans to a job int...

Is it okay to wear jeans to a job interview?

Created by phenomenalwoman on Mar 27, 2009

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phenomenalwoman

Hobbs, NM

#1 Mar 27, 2009
The dress code hread got me thinking about this. Some people's idea of dressing up means new jeans and a fancy Western or Tshirt. For some women, dressing up means a little low-rise skirt and a glittery tank top. Bar-wear, in other words.

If you were hiring a new employee, what would you expect to see re attire and grooming for the interview?

“The truth is always good”

Since: Aug 08

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Mar 27, 2009
If you need to ask, then you won't get the job. This is really a stupid poll, it only takes common sense to know that you should dress appropriately for the environment in which you wish to be employed. Making a good impression and looking your best, taking pride in yourself and your abilities will get you the job. Was this poll really necessary? Jeans = someone trying to get a job at mcdonald's or taco bell dressy western shirt or not!

LMAO go get a degree, it will all make sense.

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Since: Jan 09

Snakeluv, NM

#3 Mar 27, 2009
-Amethyst- wrote:
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LMAO go get a degree, it will all make sense.
That's a good-un, Amethyst. Har, har.
phenomenalwoman

Hobbs, NM

#4 Mar 28, 2009
Am, I have never worn jeans to a job interview. I'm just testing the waters. BTW, no matter how spiffy you look, you won't keep any job you land for very long if go around calling people stupid for asking questions.
Patio

Mayhill, NM

#5 Mar 28, 2009
First impression makes a BIG difference. I have seen the look on the interviewers face when someone walks in to be interviewed, and the attire is inappropriate. Especially the tattoos. If you are a female, and you have tatoos, please go to an interview with them covered up. The piercings should not be decorative, infact...leave them out. Clean nails, hair etc. And most of all, Dress with a smile!
Zogbert

Clovis, NM

#6 Mar 28, 2009
I'd always go with a short skirt if you've got the legs for it!

Since: Sep 08

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Mar 28, 2009
Dress up don't over dress however. Wear clothes that fit the job you are wanting to work for. If you want a job at TB or Arby's go for nice shirt and dress pants, not jeans. If you want a office job go for a nice dress or sport's suit and so on. Dress for the job. Go in knowing what the job expects of you and present yourself well. Don't go in acking as if they owe the job to you.
Monkey

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Mar 28, 2009
The few jobs I've ever had didn't matter what I looked like. I had the skills that they wanted. I could wear a mu mu and still get the job.
And no it was not a santization engineer.
phenomenalwoman

Hobbs, NM

#9 Mar 28, 2009
Monkey, having the skills is of course important. But how much harder would you have had to work to sell yourself if you had made a terrible first impression by wearing that muumuu?

Patio, I agree about tatoos, but I think men should cover theirs up too. And these bigass grommetts people are wearing in their ears, what's up with those? Is that what you want your potential employer to remember you for after the interview, those giant unnatural holes in your lobes?
dang

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Do YOU have a degree, Amethyst or are you just a big mouthed know it all b*tch for kicks n giggles?
phenomenalwoman

Hobbs, NM

#11 Mar 28, 2009
Am needs to look at the results so far. A lot of people think it's okay. I'm betting that most of them aren't stupid, just raised here where expectations are low.

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Since: Aug 08

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Mar 28, 2009
Amethyst wonders how many times phenomenal woman has voted.

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Since: Aug 08

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Mar 28, 2009
dang wrote:
Do YOU have a degree, Amethyst or are you just a big mouthed know it all b*tch for kicks n giggles?
Of course I have a degree. Obviously you don't.

Since: Mar 09

Hobbs, NM

#14 Mar 28, 2009
phenomenalwoman wrote:
Monkey, having the skills is of course important. But how much harder would you have had to work to sell yourself if you had made a terrible first impression by wearing that muumuu?
Patio, I agree about tatoos, but I think men should cover theirs up too. And these bigass grommetts people are wearing in their ears, what's up with those? Is that what you want your potential employer to remember you for after the interview, those giant unnatural holes in your lobes?
What would be considered most important in a job? Their skills, or the way they are dressed in an interview? If I were in a life or death situation, I wouldn't care what the person was wearing or looked like, as long as they had the skills and knowledge to help!
dang

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Mar 28, 2009
Oh, sorry Amethyst, I wasn't aware hateful b*tch was a degree of study. You graduated with honors I'm sure! Bravo!

“The truth is always good”

Since: Aug 08

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Mar 28, 2009
dang wrote:
Oh, sorry Amethyst, I wasn't aware hateful b*tch was a degree of study. You graduated with honors I'm sure! Bravo!
Why don't you go to the University of Get Some Class.

Nothing at all hateful about your post, I won't get into a petty argument with a fool like you.
frankel

Carlsbad, NM

#17 Mar 28, 2009
Dezert Roze wrote:
<quoted text>What would be considered most important in a job? Their skills, or the way they are dressed in an interview? If I were in a life or death situation, I wouldn't care what the person was wearing or looked like, as long as they had the skills and knowledge to help!
depends on the job.... if the job is bank teller you hire good looking, well dressed, young 'girls'.... fat girls work in the back office or atthe laundry

look around and you will see

Since: Sep 08

Carlsbad, NM

#18 Mar 28, 2009
ok did a little looking yesterday when I went to albertsons. I went in jeans, t-shirt, brushed, hair YES deodorant! and a jacket. Looked around and there was not one professional dressed person in the store that I ran into around 5 pm. There were jeans everywhere, some jammie pants, and sweets. I ran into people in shorts, and cut offs, but no dresses or suits.

I have to admit I almost always wear jeans. But I know to dress up when I need to. And only once in my life have I gone out in jammie pants! It was when entire family was sick and I was the least sick of us all! I did not feel good enough to dress up to get to the store for medacine and food.

Since: Mar 09

Hobbs, NM

#19 Mar 28, 2009
frankel wrote:
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depends on the job.... if the job is bank teller you hire good looking, well dressed, young 'girls'.... fat girls work in the back office or atthe laundry
look around and you will see
As long as they do their job and do it well -I don't care how many tattoos or piercings they have, or if they're wearing a dress or jeans. All I'm interested in is getting my services. People tend to judge on the outside appearance of others, and never worry about the inside-their outside is an expression of who they are, as in the way they dress, make-up, etc....the inside is their intelligence and brains. You can't judge a book by it's cover alone!

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Since: Sep 08

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Mar 28, 2009
Definately depends on the job. I've worn jeans to interviews and got the job. You CAN wear jeans with class. A nice pair of jeans, dress shirt, and dress shoes, no problem. First impressions will either make or break you. I wouldn't hire someone who came in for an interview wearing holey jeans that sagged past their butt, worn out t-shirt, and untied sneakers.
On the flip side, if I was manager at taco bell, I wouldn't hire someone to work the register if they were dressed in a suit and tie while carrying a briefcase.

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