Interview Dress Attire for Men

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  1. newteacher89

    newteacher89 Rookie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a recent college graduate, and just received my first phone call for an interview for a social studies teaching position for the fall school year. I have a question regarding what I should wear to the job interview.

    Obviously the standard dress pants, shoes, shirt, and tie are standard. Do I need to wear a suit jacket to the interview, or is just shirt and tie appropriate? I ask this in regards to professionalism, as I obviously want to dress for success, however I've only worn a jacket once in the past 3 years, and it's not something I'm exactly comfortable in (not to mention next week in the warm June weather!) Am I overthinking this?

    What do you think a guy should wear to a teaching interview?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    The answer tends to vary geographically. A jacket s pretty standard in North Jersey.
     
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    Additional notes: it's a middle school position in Massachusetts!
     
  5. ahodge79

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    I would think so. Seems pretty standard for the women, so I'd think it'd be even more standard for men.
     
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    I've been offered 3 jobs in the past 3 years and I've never worn a suit to any of them. I always stick with black slacks, a button up tucked in shirt, and a tie. At the job I'm currently at I didn't even wear a tie. I'm in Texas, but I've seen guys interview in suits down here too.
     
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    I always wear a suit to interviews.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a suit. :D
     
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    My interview attire is dress pants, shirt, tie, and a sport jacket or blazer. Also, make sure your shoes are shined and in decent shape.

    An actual suit probably isn't a total sartorial faux pas, but it might be over doing it just a little bit.
     

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