(Closed) Spinoff: Unprofessional interview attire

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4371 posts
Honey bee

Cleavage. Just really inappropriate in a professional interview setting.

Post # 4
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A male wearing dress shoes with no socks. That really bothered me for some reason.

Post # 5
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It must be because of where i live but even the doctors we interview wear lululemon ‘pants’ to an interview. 

Post # 6
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m probably the only one here, but I don’t understand it when women show up for interviews in 4-5 inch heels. They also tend to show up in tight white shirts and tight pencil skirts.

Post # 7
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When I  interviewd for my current job, I wore a nice pair of slacks and a blazer, as the job I was interviewing for was for over $15/hr. I walked in and 10 girls were in various tube tops/tee shirts/ boob shirts. I was the only one in interview attire.

I know it’s a casual dress code, but c’mon people “Best Foot Forward”

Post # 8
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually would get excited seeing these people when I was in the process of job hunting. I figured it greatly increased my chances as being professionally dressed!

Post # 9
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@TheMrs2013:  That’s bothering me just hearing about it.  Ew!

Post # 10
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have any stories about interviewing for office jobs, but I remember one time a billion years ago I was part of a group interview for The Gap. I was smart and wore all Gap clothes. Another girl wore a polo shirt. As in, Ralph Lauren Polo, with the logo and everything. Good call, girl. Good call.

Post # 11
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Cady:  Agreed!  I always wear a suit when I interview, so I think I’d stand out miles ahead of them.

Post # 13
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MissFireFlower:  Yeah, when I showed up for the interview at my current job, which started as a temp position through a temp agency, I wore a suit.  The guy who interviewed me was in jeans and a golf shirt.  He saw me and said, “Oops, they must not have told you we have a casual dress code here.”  I felt so overdressed.

The temp agency also told me the wrong company name, so I did all my research on an affiliate and not actually on this company.  I felt so stupid when I left.

It worked out, though, since I got the call to offer me the job before I even made it home.


ETA: I wear jeans and a nice blouse to work every day now.

Post # 14
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Even when I was a teenager interviewing for a job working at a store in the mall, I still wore black slacks and a dress shirt. Come on folks! lol


Post # 15
1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A girl came in wearing a tight summer sundress, with no bra, and she was cold… SERIOUSLY!! you think your gonna get a job wearing something like that- facepalm Undecided

Post # 16
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Uggs! We have a fairly casual office environment, but a girl wore skin-tight jeans and Uggs with a really tight top. We also see a ton of too-tight and too-short outfits in general.

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