Student does online interview in suit top, underwear

18:00, December 22, 2010      

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The photo of "Brother Cool".

Several years ago, a famous CCTV sport broadcaster wore a suit on his top half while sporting casual shorts below because of the high temperature in the studio during the summer. His action triggered great debates among Chinese audiences and brought him much attention, not all of which was good.

However, similar humorous clothing appeared again in a formal occasion – an online interview. This time, netizens did not criticize the man in the video but praised his genius instead.

On Dec. 21, an Internet post, titled "'Brother Cool' takes video job interview with suit plus underwear," became popular on the Internet.

In the post, the whole process of a college student, nicknamed "Brother Cool," conducting a video job interview with a suit on top and underwear on bottom was uploaded to the Internet. The one who uploaded the video is the roommate of "Brother Cool," and he said "Brother Cool" answered a phone call and was asked to take a video interview half hour later, but his suit pants were out of commission at the time.

So he had the idea that he should wear just the top half of the suit since the interviewer could only see his upper body during the video chat. After the interview, "Brother Cool" was accepted by the company and became the first one in his dormitory to get a job.

He also said the suit had become public property in his dormitory. Usually, when one returned from an interview he would immediately take it off and pass it to another guy who had an interview that week.

Although the video was uploaded and spread as a humorous item, quite a number of netizens noted the underlying significance of the "Brother Cool" video. They said the attention paid to clothing in job interviews brings much economic burden to college students, who are usually the group that is most lacking in money.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
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