What to wear to an interview

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WITrucker87, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Reinhart is a food service company. Dress up. It's not freight hauling.
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  3. DealBreaker

    DealBreaker Light Load Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    What do they get paid for then :biggrin_25513:
    I remember delivering freight to reinhart on multiple occasions. wonder what they did with it ? lol

    Now as for what to wear not many otr truckers will be able to comment on this, because most of us havnt been on an actual interview for our entire career's. You see they already have are life history,work history,criminal history ,driving history and hire right history and urine/dna what else do they want ..
    We have nothing left for them.
    I would go with what other posters said and be ready for work or stand out wear a full clown suit with face paint .
  4. Maria Joseph

    Maria Joseph Bobtail Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    At a minimum, go with a dress shirt and a pair of dress pants. If you want to be very safe, then go with the traditional suit and tie for the interview.

    Generally when I have done interviews for truck drivers, they usually have worn a dress shirt and khakis...this works just fine, too. As long as you don't show up in jeans and a t-shirt like one guy interviewing for a desk job did, you will be just fine.
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  5. Mrh2008

    Mrh2008 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2012
    Mesa, AZ
    You beat me to it! That's how I landed a job with SWIFT!
  6. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    North Carolina
    I prefer going naked to an interview as it leaves a lasting impression. :yes2557:
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  7. southerndude

    southerndude Light Load Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    While going in shorts and flip flops would certainly leave a lasting impression, I come from the "old school" way of doing things and I don't care if you are applying for a job as a garbageman, you dress up for an interview with at least a shirt and tie.
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  8. DealBreaker

    DealBreaker Light Load Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    That absurd what does clothing have to with job performance or the qualifications of such things.
    Your looking to hire a model go to hollywood or nyc.
    Companies are paying for a service not a fashion show ..
    High school popularity mindset's are for kids..
  9. lonewolf4ad

    lonewolf4ad Road Train Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Displaced to Colorado
    trucking interview? No, you wear what you would wear working. This means a NICE pair of jeans (no holes and preferably no grease stains), work boots (at the very least close toed shoes), and a nice button down or polo style shirt. Dress nicely, but don't over dress for the occasion.

    If that fails then before leaving jump on the desk drop, your jeans , and yell "helicopter, helicopter" as you swing it around hula-hoop style.
  10. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    Nothing wrong with a nice polo, dark jeans and boots.

    No baseball hats!!
  11. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Meadville, PA
    I show up ready to go to work. Jeans, work boots, work appropriate shirt. If the company has a specific uniform I'll wear it during the work shift, but I prefer to be comfortable when working and I feel the employer should be aware of what I find comfortable.

    And I don't wear ties. Ever. Even if required by the employer. Its the line I do not cross.
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