About a week ago, i applied for a job online for a management and consulting company. I didn't think I'll get a call back because i ZERO experience in that field. But for some strange reason, i did and the recruiter scheduled me an interview with their executive. I was told to dress professional, which i...
Are you kidding me?
Spend the damn money after you get the job, if you get the job.
Go to a thrift store and buy a used suit that looks new.
Or go to Kmart and buy a suit jacket that matches your dress pants well enough to look like a suit.
Or, if you really have no money, there are charities and government agencies that give out free clothes for job interviews, which you can keep, whether or not you get the job. (You'd have to wear that suit everyday, until you saved enough money to buy another one.)
Could be a scam job. You should be able to find a suit at any thrift store. Even if it is vintage. Or, borrow one from a friend/relative. When finished, get it dry cleaned and return to the owner. Good luck.
Suits have a huge price range and you don't need to have one for each day. Different shirts and ties can do the trick. Just make sure you basic ones which are versatile. Someone at the store can help. (Go to a suit shop to ask questions if you don't buy there.)
Realize that sometimes you have to spend money to make money in the long run. If this is the type of work you want to do, it has a path forward, and the salary/pay allows you to save, then by all means it is worth spending the money up front.
Sounds like a scam job to me.
Per your own admission you don't have any experience outside of a warehouse. Why would someone hire you to work in a consulting firm? If it doesn't make sense, it's not legit.
That said - you still need access to a suit for other opportunities. I believe men's warehouse rents them.
Get a proper suit! Unless you want to keep working in warehouse, you must make the proper investments in getting a better job. Polish your dress shoes, and make sure your shirt is immaculately pressed, too.
Go to a thrift store, they're a lot cheaper then department or men's wear stores.
All you really need is a blazer or jacket, and a belt, to go with what you all ready have.
Try them on and make sure they fit you well before you buy it. Also get it cleaned before you wear it.
If you get the job and once you start getting payed save up some money to get a few suits.
If you want to get out of the warehouse and into something professional, you are going to need a couple of suits anyway (interviews, etc.). Don't break the bank with a $1.000 suit, but don't buy off the rack - look for something in the $300 - $500 range and get it professionally tailored. or just give up on the business/professional world (you can't get away interviewing for professional jobs with what you have now -at a minimum a $150 dress jacket is needed to match your dress pants - and even this would be a bare minimum for an entry level management retail job). It all depends on your goals - warehouse jobs or move up the professional ladder.
First thing: Is this a scam job? Do check thoroughly.
Next, borrow some money from your parents, relatives and friends to buy the suit. Or you can take some part time jobs to raise the money for the suit.
All the best.