Job interview tomorrow… HELLLLP!

posted 3 years ago in Career
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I am a Senior Administrative Assistant in a finance office and I can say the  one thing i would change is the skirt, I would swap it for a nice pair of dress pants in grey or black. In my personal opinion I do not think a maxi skirt is very appropriate for a job interview.

    I know you said you only wanted to change the top but thats my opinion as someone who hires admin staff.

     

    ETA: The dress code at my work is business casual. I think that really matters when choosing what to wear, if the dress code is formal or casual – match it.

     

     

     

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MrsPaperFlowers:  When I say nice I mean clean and in good condition, I personally think you are much better off with a pencil skirt or pant.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I immediately did not like the skirt. Looks too casual, I would go with crisp black pants. As for the top, it’s good depending on the cleavage. If you have any cleavage with this (which I can tell from the pic I would, but others may not- it depends on your bust size), I would switch it out.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MrsPaperFlowers:  I would take a small pair of scissors and snip off all the snags and if needed a black sharpie to cover any lighter marks or snags and wear the pants.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would switch out the skirt if you can. I noticed you said you have no pencil skirts, but do you have any other dark colored knee length skirts? Any pants that the snags aren’t super noticeable? As for the top, I also agree w/ a PP it depends on the cleavage situation. I wouldn’t wear it just b/c I know I’d have a ton of cleavage and I don’t think that is appropriate for a job interview (but that depends on the place!). Personally, I’d wear a pencil skirt or dark pants with a button down, or a camisole and a cardigan.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it looks great.

    That type of outfit is something I have seen Admin Assistants wear at my office (there’s several, we have a couple hundred people).  Our office is business casual. And I keep hearing to dress just a bit better than where you want to work for the interview.  I worked at a casual office where you could wear jeans and a few women wore skirts and tops like this with lower heeled shoes (no one really wore heels there, but I don’t think anyone would have cared if they did, we just did a lot of walking/running around cause it was a crisis program).

    But I am definitely no authority on clothes!  I guess it would depend on what the office normally wears… when others say this I always wonder … how the heck are you supposed to know that… you can’t even get IN our building without a pass card!  I mean you could stake out the place but that seems creepy.  And in our case would be obvious and likely get the cops called on you or at the very least a security guard visit to you/your car.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    In my opinion it is too casual for a job interview. I know you said the skirt is staying, but I would really recommend switching to dress pants or a pencil skirt (in which case you could wear the shoes/shirt). 

     

    If you are absolutely set on the maxi skirt, I would wear a more professional top: a button-up, cardigan or blazer.

     

    Of course, this depends on what type of job enviornment you are applying for. I have worked in retail management for the past 10 years in the apparel, gift and book industries. I have always had an edgier look so I play it super safe with my fashion choices during the interview process.

     

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MrsPaperFlowers:  What’s the skirt like? Also, how’s the boob situation with the top?

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the whole outfit is too casual and doesn’t have the structure to be office appropriate. I agree with swapping the maxi skirt for pants or even a knee length skirt that isn’t jersey knit. The shirt also lacks structure. Do you have something that’s more of a blouse shape perhaps with buttons?  I think the fabric is what makes it too casual. 

    I love the shoes and would wear the heck out of them but I worry they may be too much for an interview if you go with a shorter skirt. Maybe something with a slightly lower heel or a thinner heel if you wear a shorter skirt?  I think they’d be fine with pants. 

    Good luck at your interview!

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