What To/not To Wear At Interviews

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has anyone got any tips of what to wear to an interview. i've got one at cam, and was thinking along the lines of the 'smart' look. just dont want to look to bland and blend into the background kinda thing. thanx.
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stay away from jeans and bright clothes.

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I will wear a shirt and trousers to my Cambridge interview. No tie, no suit (hell I have a test, how am I going to do that with a suit on?). And the shirt will not be white. Too informal?
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(Original post by koolstar)
has anyone got any tips of what to wear to an interview. i've got one at cam, and was thinking along the lines of the 'smart' look. just dont want to look to bland and blend into the background kinda thing. thanx.
Wear anything you want- it doesnt matter. Just remember, its better to be overdressed than underdressed, by this I mean dont go naked or anything. You probably wont give a favourable impression.
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has anyone got any tips of what to wear to an interview. i've got one at cam, and was thinking along the lines of the 'smart' look. just dont want to look to bland and blend into the background kinda thing. thanx.
There was a post on this a while back. Though i wouldn't worry about trying to stand out - the interviewers are trying to jusge your abilities and aptitude for you subject - not your dress sense.
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Ive got two interviews at Cam on one day and then a test the next morning - is it ok to be smart for the interviews and then casual for the test?
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(Original post by Goat)
Ive got two interviews at Cam on one day and then a test the next morning - is it ok to be smart for the interviews and then casual for the test?
Yeah - that happened by last year at my economics, eveyone was really smart the first day, and the standard of dress really tailed off after that.
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Yeah - that happened by last year at my economics, eveyone was really smart the first day, and the standard of dress really tailed off after that.
What did everyone do in the evening? did you all go to the student bar and socialise?
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What did everyone do in the evening? did you all go to the student bar and socialise?
Mostly we just went around Oxford, I already knew it but most people just wanted to get an idea of where they might be staying for the next 3 years.
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(Original post by loftx)
Mostly we just went around Oxford, I already knew it but most people just wanted to get an idea of where they might be staying for the next 3 years.
where you in the first phase or the second phase of interviews?
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where you in the first phase or the second phase of interviews?
Um no idea it wasn't split into phases. The majority of interviews were on a thursday with a few on friday. Mine was early (3rd person to get interviewed), on the thursday.
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(Original post by loftx)
Um no idea it wasn't split into phases. The majority of interviews were on a thursday with a few on friday. Mine was early (3rd person to get interviewed), on the thursday.
i mean like there was one week where it was the artsy people, then another week with the sciency people
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i'm planning to go with my dad, will he just have to wait around during each interview?
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(Original post by elpaw)
where you in the first phase or the second phase of interviews?
What do you mean by phases? Is it a good sign to have an early interview? (as in early in the week)
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(Original post by elpaw)
i mean like there was one week where it was the artsy people, then another week with the sciency people
Sorry didnt read that
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Will a lot of people there come from the same schools?? As I've heard that people from certain schools apply to certain colleges..
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Will a lot of people there come from the same schools?? As I've heard that people from certain schools apply to certain colleges..
i don't think that's true. it gives you less chance if there are other people from your school applying for the same college. my school made everyone apply to different colleges.
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Will a lot of people there come from the same schools?? As I've heard that people from certain schools apply to certain colleges..
Some major public schools used to have traditions of sending candidates to a particular college (eg. Eton to Christ Church Ox, and King's Cam), but I think it has pretty much died out now.
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i don't think that's true. it gives you less chance if there are other people from your school applying for the same college. my school made everyone apply to different colleges.
But that's surely only true for people wanting to do the same subject?
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