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January 19, 2007 at 6:23 pm #5800AnonymousInactive
I have an interview soonish. Im getting a 1st interview and if I pass I think I get another interview. I haven’t been at a company who works like that before, It kind of inspires the idea, that I should wear a suit.
But from my expierence so far, a suit usually does not fit with animation position. I know programmers wear suits a lot to interviews.
What do you think?
January 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm #35236AnonymousInactive
Go as smart as you can without feeling uncomfortable. You will never get negative points for wearing a suit.
January 19, 2007 at 6:40 pm #35238AnonymousInactive
It’s always better to go overdressed rather than underdressed. A nice pair of black trousers, black shoes and a light grey shirt wouldn’t be a bad option. Basically get a nice suit and lose the tie and jacket. You want to look smart and professional without projecting a stuffy image.
January 19, 2007 at 6:41 pm #35239Aphra KKeymaster
have to agree there. Smart and clean is always a good way to go.
but maybe the industry folk here will have something to add on it.
I have only really worn at suit at interviews and it has worked so far for me but I am in academia.
January 19, 2007 at 7:38 pm #35240AnonymousInactive
Have you asked them? I can’t imagine they’ll have any problem telling you – probably ‘smart casual’ or something similar. Like Ronny said, you can’t really go wrong with a nice pair of trousers and a shirt.
January 19, 2007 at 11:44 pm #35242AnonymousInactive
It’s better to wear a suit or something smart and clean even if you think you wont need it, because nobody will think less of you for wearing it, but going too casual may be frowned upon or seen as a lack of effort.
January 20, 2007 at 1:09 am #35244AnonymousInactive
I had an interview at rockstar before and i was smart casual. nice shoes and tousers with a shirt. the guy interviewing me was wearing shorts. I felt like an idiot. so I was jeans and casual jumper the next time. Work the treat.
January 20, 2007 at 2:57 pm #35248AnonymousInactive
Suit or smart casual. Every interview i did i wore a suit and every one of them i got. Although its a while since ive seen someone coming into the racing studio in a suit.
January 20, 2007 at 3:10 pm #35249AnonymousInactive
I went for a programmers position wearing a suit and literally got laughed at!! Needless to say, for the second interview, I didn’t wear a suit, but it still got remarked upon in a humorous kind of way!!
I have never seen anyone going for an animators/artist job wearing a suit, though that doesn’t mean you go in dressed like a hobo. Smart casual would be a safe bet.
January 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm #35251AnonymousInactive
I had an interview at rockstar before and i was smart casual. nice shoes and tousers with a shirt. the guy interviewing me was wearing shorts. I felt like an idiot. so I was jeans and casual jumper the next time. Work the treat.[/quote:0e342c28fd]
The interviewer already has a job. You don’t. If you didn’t perform well it was likely because you felt uncomfortable and pressured. You performed better in casual clothes because you felt calm and comfortable. What you should be aiming for is to feel comfortable wearing a suit so you appear natural. Going in wearing casual clothes could really screw you out of your dream job. Wearing smart casual never will.
January 20, 2007 at 4:17 pm #35252AnonymousInactive
You can never over-dress for an interview, but if you don’t feel comfortable in your state of dress, don’t do it.
99% of the time for a games company, you’ll fit in best in the interview in a smart casual attire. The only people who may be dressing smarter than that will be people dealing with publishers. Don’t stress over clothes for the interview, just make sure you feel comfortable.
Who’s the interview with, might be able to offer more info.
January 20, 2007 at 5:28 pm #35253AnonymousInactive
blitz…. leamington spa. Also if anyone knows much about the area, it would be good to hear.
January 20, 2007 at 7:15 pm #35254AnonymousInactive
Shit i know a few guys working there. And a few guys who have just started working for us used to work there too. In fact was out beering last night with a bunch of them and cody’s lads.
I would imagine the trend for blitz would be to dress smart casual.
January 21, 2007 at 1:52 pm #35256AnonymousInactive
Deffo smart casual.
On suit-wearing, don’t forget that the main aim of the interview is usually establishing that you are someone who will be a good fit with the culture of the developer. You’ve already given them your CV and portfolio and will probably be tested separately for technical proficiency. If wearing a suit makes you seem aloof or less personable to the interviewer whether because of something in your head or something in theirs then it will affect you negatively.
I’ve a friend who landed a (junior programming) job wearing ripped jeans and an old t-shirt, and another who was told that wearing a suit to interview had worked against him. Personally, I’ll be wearing a decent shirt, clean shoes, jeans and a nice jacket when I next have to jump through those interview hoops.
January 22, 2007 at 9:33 am #35257AnonymousInactive
and another who was told that wearing a suit to interview had worked against him. [/quote:23f0760762]
I dont believe that for a second, negative marks for being over dressed?? Wy would he want to work for those tossers anyway, why would anyone.
January 22, 2007 at 9:39 am #35258AnonymousInactive
I’ve a friend who landed a (junior programming) job wearing ripped jeans and an old t-shirt[/quote:39d4e093ff]
Suprised to heard that too. He must have been lucky to get that. Ripped jeans just says you’re just not trying and don’t really care.
January 22, 2007 at 2:02 pm #35261AnonymousInactive
January 23, 2007 at 4:07 am #35269AnonymousInactive
When I apply for a company I want to know that I’ll be in a great position to push forward my career and be around like-minded people who are committed to producing the best product possible. If an interviewer is intimidated by you wearing a suit then walk right out and don’t look back.
Of course dress code is different in the games industry than in most industries, but you can can’t go to an interview looking like a hobo.
January 23, 2007 at 10:16 am #35272AnonymousInactive
I really have no problem wearing a suit.. I just don’t fancy getting laugh at. The routine of the interview throw me and made me think otherwise.
Ive had three interviews in my short career and they have all been informal affairs. This next interview has came across as formal…
it will be shoes jeans and a shirt, maybe tight jumper… what a buch of women we are discussing clothes..
:o but thanks for the feedback…
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