I am starting a new trend in job interviews. I would not suggest you start doing this, unless you have the goods to back it up. LOL
No suits for interviews anymore.
I have always been told, you have to wear a suit when you interview for a job. I can understand this when we were back in the Madmen days. When people wore suits getting their mail . If you were the average dude in those days, a man of distinction you wore a suit. If you went to church you wore a suite. A night on the town you wore a suit. You travelled on a plane you wore a suit, EVERYONE wore a suit.
Now when do you wear a suit? On the day you are married and the day you die. When you travel you have your best sweat pants on. If your sister is getting married she is lucky if you wear a tie. Go spend a day in a courtroom, only the attorney’s are wearing suits. The guy before the judge, 20 years ago he wore a suit, today he is wearing Fubu.
In 20 years do you think the 40 year old IT manager with 30 holes in his ears and is sporting neck tattoos is going to roll up wearing something from the Men’s Warehouse. I don’t see that happening. It will be like trying to find a president who has not inhaled.
I want to send a message to all the job hirer’s.
I want them to see me how I will look when I roll in at 7:30.
If they choose to not hire me, because I did not wear a suit. Well that is shallow thinking, while many may choose to not hire me because of this, I do not want to work for them. I am tired of working for small minded people who think diversity stops at the color of my skin or where I was born.
I do not want to be hired because of who I present myself to be, but who I am. I do not want the job because I wore a suit. LOL I once was on an interview committee. One individual decided he would not hire the college kid because his suit was baggy and he didn’t know our stock price. I was like, umm, he won’t wear the suit again since we are a company with a casual dress code. We are not hiring people to stress over and lookup our stock price, this is not a middle management position. This person who felt this way no longer works for this company, but is now a CEO of a large sized company.
I want to work for a company who choose to hire me, in spite of the fact I wore no suit. I forced them to either show me they had no clue as how to find creative, talented people or to actually try to find out if I am a creative, talented individual who would be a great fit for their company.
What are your thoughts?