If not, what would be appropriate to wear to the interview?

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    Rule of thumb: Always aim for overdressed rather than underdressed for an interview.
    – Jane S
    Jun 19, 2018 at 0:34
  • I wouldn't overdress for a cashier position, but a button-down shirt and slacks is business casual, so that's not overdressing. You can also wear a "nice" shirt (doesn't have your favorite band's logo on it) and that would work for this situation. I wouldn't wear anything below Khakis either, in fact take a look at how folks on the sales floor dress and match it.
    – RandomUs1r
    Jun 19, 2018 at 18:39

3 Answers 3


I only worked at one retail store my entire life so I'm not a expert at this. When I was 16-17, I worked as a cashier at a retail store and for the interview and first day of work, I wore a shirt and tie. I think a full suit is a bit overboard and maybe inappropriate but I think a nice pants and buttoned shirt with tie won't hurt.

Keep in mind though, 99% of their selection process goes with your availability. So if you aren't available during the times they need you, chances are they'll just pass.


If not, what would be appropriate to wear to the interview?

Your interview is about making a good first impression.

Your outfit, your hair, your clothing selection, it all matters. While I don't think you need to wear a suite and tie, I think a pair of nice slacks and a pressed button up shirt is appropriate, based on my experience as a hiring manager.

As a matter of fact, as a younger man I interviewed for a grocery store bagger position and wore the same basic outfit. Slacks and a button down shirt (for what its worth I got the job).


I always go to an interview suited and booted. It puts me in the right frame of mind for the interview. Also you cannot go wrong being overdressed.

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    You can certainly go wrong for being overdressed, but it's a question of magnitude. If the OP showed up wearing a suit and tie to interview for a cashier position, that would reflect badly. A tuxedo or evening gown is overdressed for almost any position outside of special formal events.
    – David K
    Jun 19, 2018 at 17:16

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