Must I wear a suit to drop off resume?

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  1. heavens54

    heavens54 Connoisseur

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    Or can I just dress up? How about for the interview? What to wear?
     
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    I think it would be a good idea to wear a suit if you can. If you absolutely can't do it, then wear a nice, clean, pressed outfit that looks professional, like what you might wear to court or something.

    You never know when a principal might want to drag you in for an on-the-spot interview. You want to look your best!
     
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    Dress professionally. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
     
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    Even at schools where I subbed I tended to dress a notch above business casual when I handed in a resume. I've gotten an interview scheduled that way.
     
  6. Kat53

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    Dress professionally as if you were being interviewed right then. I've known several people who were interviewed on the spot or given campus tours because the principal was free. Also, I had a friend who kept a suit hanging in her car for interviews that she got very little notice for. She was called during a training, interviewed an hour later, and three years later she's now the principal!
     
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    suit
     
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    Suit, always be prepared.
     
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    Re: suit

    Definitely a suit. Remember that every interaction with them is an interview. I am a hiring manager at my firm (currently studying to be a math teacher) and I even ask the receptionist questions about how the candidates were dressed when they dropped of a resume or how they acted while sitting in the waiting area. Any interaction you have with them is part of the interview....this includes phone conversations, the message on your voicemail box, etc. You always want to over prepare.
     

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