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Is there anything wrong with turning up to an interview for a truck driver's job and wearing a suit?

They want a 'mature' driver to transport high value computers from Ireland to the UK.

Asked By: Magic Bus Driver - 11/27/2007
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As a haulage contractor, I would be amazed if someone turned up for a driving job wearing a suit!! I'd try something clean, tidy but casual.
Answered By: shih tzu lady - 11/27/2007
Additional Answers (19)
I wouldn't wear a suit.
Answered By: Jet - 11/27/2007
 
do u need to ask ?
Answered By: pussee_luvr - 11/27/2007
 
you shouldn't have a problem... but you may be over dressed...
Answered By: trustmeimaliar - 11/27/2007
 
As long as its not your birthday suit , you should be fine
Answered By: greydays - 11/27/2007
 
The usual rule of thumb - interview-wise - is to dress as you would be expected to dress at work. Are you going to drive in a suit? -- but I really see no harm, if that's what you want to do.
Answered By: dhdaddy2003 - 11/27/2007
 
YES< they will think you are going for the position of CEO.
Answered By: Elliott J - 11/27/2007
 
how about a nice pair of jeans, and a button up shirt.
Answered By: starkat - 11/27/2007
 
No not at all at least you are giving out the right impression that you are capable of caring for yourself. But if I was going for this job I would go for something a bit more casual as this job will most likely not entail you to wear a suit so why wear one to the interview.
Answered By: crazychick - 11/27/2007
 
Need a wore out shirt,Big belly and pants that show your crack....Or is that a plumber
Answered By: bored at work - 11/27/2007
 
I don't think so. I think it shows pride in your appearence and proffessionalism. This means when you are driving you are going to be a safe competant driver and not endanger the goods, yourself and other people.
Answered By: Kevin N - 11/27/2007
 
Acutally, mature usually means older. However, I always go to interviews dressed really nicely. It shows them you are taking the position seriously and really want it.
Answered By: wild's - 11/27/2007
 
You show your best side, and wear that suit, make that good impression, and good luck, I hope you get the job, enjoy it,
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Answered By: Anthony M - 11/27/2007
 
I think you should dress professionally for any job interview.
Answered By: OMG! - 11/27/2007
 
i think it would be nice. It would maybe show them that you have a little class about you. They look at first impressions . Good luck sounds like to neat job. We live in the .U.S. and my husband is a truck driver.
Answered By: sunshine - 11/27/2007
 
Wear a suit It will show you are serious and mature, I would rather someone in a suit than a scruffy git turned up in ripped jeans and dirty t shirt. What else would you wear if you didn't wear a suit? I think that's what they meant when they said 'mature'.
Answered By: Rob T - 11/27/2007
 
Wear the suit, it shows respect and that you care about how you look, and if you care about that you will care about the job.
Answered By: flower power - 11/27/2007
 
They're looking for a grown-up, responsible, sensible and trustworthy driver. There are in fact some transport companies that make their drivers wear collar and tie! There's nothing wrong in wearing a suit to an interview, it shows you're taking things seriously and you're doing them the courtesy of dressing neatly... More
Answered By: Colin M - 11/27/2007
 
I would not wear a suit. Casual slacks and a clean shirt should be ok.
Answered By: Purple - 11/27/2007
 
Better than a stained wifebeater singlet, short shorts and pluggers (thongs).
Answered By: Judo Chop - 11/27/2007
 
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