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UK: How a MALE candidate applying for a job as waiting staff should dress for the job interview?

I suspect a business suit would be over the top? How should a young man dress for interviews for jobs such as waiting staff, kitchen porter, general assistant at stores etc? And what about jeans and a shirt, would that be a no-no?

Asked By: viaj... :) - 8/30/2007
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as some one that owned and worked in many hotels over the years..........he should go clean shaven, smelling good NOT over the top.....smart white crisp shirt with well fitting black trousers..............also make sure his socks are clean and shoes well shined... More
Answered By: candy g - 8/30/2007
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Probably yes. How about smart trousers, shirt and tie. I suspect like you that a jacket could be too much as well!
Answered By: Sal*UK - 8/30/2007
 
I read an article in a magazine that if you dress like a homosexual they will be more likely to hire you for certain positions since homosexual males are very personable and imaginative. Grow a goatee, spike your hair, and wear an earring.
Answered By: honda man - 8/30/2007
 
I would dress casual,,,has long has you look clean and tidy,,,
Answered By: Nocnork - 8/30/2007
 
A suit without the jacket is a good interview outfit, nice slacks, a dress shirt and a tie. It's better to over dress then under dress, but ultimately Attitude will play a larger roll.
Answered By: Rhubix - 8/30/2007
 
I would go and check out the place and see what the staff working there are wearing. Then you can wear something similar but just a little bit smarter to make a good impression.
Answered By: Fluffy - 8/30/2007
 
You cannot over dress for an interview. A business suit will let the interviewer know you are mature and serious about the position. Trust me on this.
Answered By: Brewski - 8/30/2007
 
Go on the standard of the employer. If its up market place, dress appropriately - maybe a jacket, shirt and tie - and if its a casual place dress neat casual too... More
Answered By: Barb Outhere - 8/30/2007
 
Accepted dress for table and kitchen staff in Australia may vary a little from the UK, but I believe that a pair of tailored black pants, a crisp white shirt with a black tie, and black shoes and socks cannot be very far wrong for a hospitality industry interview... More
Answered By: thing55000 - 8/30/2007
 
Well, if it's just for a wiater, you don't have to get into a suit and tie, but dont go in a grungy pair of jeans and tee, either! I suggest a pair of slacks, and a nice dress shirt(maybe a collered one if you have it), make sure you are well groomed, because this is what they will be really looking for, make sure your... More
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Answered By: leah j - 8/30/2007
 
For a job as a waiter a french maids outfit could swing it
Answered By: Fontofall - 8/30/2007
 
My employment advisor advocates a suit for ALL interviews unless the employer states "casual" when offering the interview. Perhaps it is rather old fashioned but it is believed that the effort of putting on a suit, combing your hair, trimming your fingernails etc indicates respect for the people interviewing you - you... More
Answered By: jimobasa - 8/31/2007
 
You could try a clean ironed white shirt with clean well pressed black trousers and a polished pair of shoes with the laces properly tied.
Answered By: Michael B - 8/31/2007
 
I would suggest if one is owned, wear a suit with all the above grooming tips... More
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Answered By: steve - 8/31/2007
 
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