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Job interview! What is appropriate and inappropriate to wear?

Ok i am asking this in a guys sense of style, my best guy friend needs help. Heres the 411. He has an intervew at a restaurant called california pizza kitchen, as a host job. He's 20 doesnt have that many clothes, is a polo shirt like lacoste appropriate with dress pants? Or does he need to be a little more dressier? Such as a long sleve collared shirt? Are jeans appropriate?

Asked By: djlkshfhsdfsfffe - 1/7/2008
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Better to show up overdressed than underdressed... More
Answered By: Tristan S - 1/7/2008
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A good pair of jeans and a neat polo, or perhaps a nice short sleeved shirt would be fine.Hope he gets the job.
Answered By: ruby jane - 1/7/2008
 
Tell him to dress like he's a pizza manager interviewing a customer who wants a job.
Answered By: Karim D - 1/7/2008
 
Most would say that jean are NEVER appropriate for an interview, unless it is for a construction job.. The polo and dress pants sound good.
Answered By: cathy_rose2000 - 1/7/2008
 
pink long-sleeved collar, with a grey polo sweater. black jeans/black pants (not too working or office) and adidas superstar/jack purcell (converse)
Answered By: cubicle boy - 1/7/2008
 
I work in recruitment and if you haven't gone to the effort to look professional it doesn't look to good. He doesnt need to over do it but i wouldnt go in jeans
Answered By: Corina S - 1/7/2008
 
for that interview, i think its appropriate enough to wear jeans and a polo shirt. just as long as hes neat and proper and on time. that could sure get him the job
Answered By: darknight83 - 1/7/2008
 
A nice pair of jeans and smart shirt always works well, shows your relaxed but still want to make an impression, also with it not being an office no need for a suit! Hope he gets it!
Answered By: Lollypop - 1/7/2008
 
No, jeans, but it doesn't have to be slacks either. Dress for the position. Some kakis will do and a button up shirt tucked in. I'd avoid loud colors and patterns. Keep it simple but remember to dress similar to the position you are applying for.
Answered By: Kami - 1/7/2008
 
Jeans are absolutely outta the question. That's great to sit around the house but not for a job interview it looks unprofessional to an employer.At an interview you have to appear as though you mean business and that you can be professional and look smart and tidy. Either black or dark navy usually is the colour for a... More
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Answered By: minx_knitting_minnie - 1/7/2008
 
Jeans are out of the question! His best bet would be to go to a CPK and see what the person is wearing in the position he's applying for. Then polish it up a bit - shoes are shined, khakis and polo shirt are ironed (not just fresh from the dryer). Good grooming is a must - lay off the cologne or after shave, though... More
Answered By: Apollonia23 - 1/7/2008
 
I think the clothes should be a step up from what he does expect to wear as a host. If they wear white shirt and tie, he sould wear AT LEAST that. If they wear slacks, he should not wear jeans to the interview, as that would be a "step down".
Answered By: Traveller - 1/7/2008
 
jeans are NOT appropriate! have him wear dress pants, a long-sleeved button-down collar shirt and some nice dress shoes! its better to be over dressed than to come in there looking like a slob! consider it practice for subsequent interviews.
Answered By: Q-P-Doll - 1/7/2008
 
No jeans! Never wear jeans on an interview, no matter how casual the job.
Answered By: verykristin - 1/7/2008
 
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