When we hire welders it is a pretty straight forward process. Fill out application, background check, welding test/interview, drug test. The girls up front will call you and tell you a date and time to come in for your welding test after you pass the first two hurdles.
If at all possible show up ready to go. Have your own hood, welding gloves, safety glasses, steel toe boots and dress appropriately for welding.
Numerous times guys show up in tennis shoes, and a Justin Bieber tank top or some shit and that's it. In all fairness I don't know your circumstances so I will let you borrow a hood, grab you a new pair of welding gloves, give you a pair of safety glasses and give you those goofy ass temporary duck looking yellow strap on safety toes.
And know you have to pull the trigger on a MIG gun, not tap and strike it against the work piece, not joking, it happened once.
It just occurred to me......I have become my grumpy Dad