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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Any tips anybody? DS doesn't want to wear a suit - is smart trousers, shirt and tie ok or will he be odd one out? Thanks. PS the interview is for History.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:18 pm 
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fair few discussions chez munster about this! We reckon that interviews for the "professions" -med / dentist / education tend to induce a fit of suit wearing whereas for the humanities ... well one has to be careful not to be more smartly dressed than the interviewer :lol: :lol: .

Having done some interviewing I think the teenage boys can look a little uncomfortable in a suit and look better in jacket and trousers - with shirt / tie


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:38 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
whereas for the humanities ... well one has to be careful not to be more smartly dressed than the interviewer :lol: :lol: .

:lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:22 pm 
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I made Miss yoyo wear smart clothes for her interview, I even wore a skirt to accompany her :shock: :shock:
most people were "smart casual" a few downright scruffy..but then it was humanities!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:36 pm 
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I think smart is the answer without going OTT.

Amazing what difference a properly tied tie on an done up shirt, actually tucked into trousers of the right length can do...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:37 am 
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Not to mention a touch of polish on the shoes Herman....... or would that be considered too extreme!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:22 am 
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Ah yes - better polish on the old and comfy shoes rather than uncomfy shiny new ones


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:08 am 
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Good luck with the interview.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:24 pm 
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DD was told by the Oxford administrator who came to talk to them that clothes were completely irrelevant as all the interviewers would see was the 'Brain'! :o (or possibly Lack of :? )

But would agree about the shoe polish!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Agree with anothermother - doesn't matter to the interviewers but I think interviewees need to feel comfortable. By comfortable I don't mean just physically but that they need to feel appropriate, neither under or overdressed. There is usually quite a bit of "mingling" with other interviewees and they also need to feel relaxed in their clothes.
My DD was interviewed last year she feels most comfortable in barely there clothes! We found a very nice compromise a shortish tightish dress but the compromise was - no cleavage at all, a longish cardigan and mega dernier tights with boots with smallish heel. She said afterwards it was perfect - she blended in but felt comfortable that it was "her style".
Sorry just realised OP has a DS - so don't wear dress, tights and boots ... maybe useful info for any DD's being interviewed though.

Good luck to all.


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