(Closed) Ahh.. job interview Wednesday, what to wear?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which one?


    Skirt & black top

    Black jeggings & abstract top

    Burgundy and lace

    None of these! (Please give me something else to get inspired from if you pick this)

    Any of them should be fine.

  • Post # 3
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2002

    I would wear nice black pants and a blouse.  I always wear suits for interviews but not sure what interviewees wear for nanny positions, but I wouldn’t wear a dress unless it was at my knee (not above).

    Post # 4
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I currently nanny and I don’t think any of those outfits work. When I used to work in marketing/advertising, I did the whole suit thing, but nannying is a much different thing. You want to come off as approachable and warm, but not young and unprofessional. No tank tops or lots of skin showing, even if it’s summer, for the interview. I’d say a longer skirt, can be on the casual side and a shirt or pants and a short sleeve shirt. No animals prints or anything clingy.

    Out of the options you listed, the jeans would work fine if you dressed it up with a nice white blouse and some dressier flats.

    Post # 5
    4602 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    A friend who’s a nanny wore her training uniform, as was expected of her.  It included gloves and a hat.  Super formal.  I suggest you wear a skirt, below the knee, and not pants.

    Post # 6
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    1: The dress would be okay only if it went past your knees. 

    2: Don’t show any shoulders and skirts should be loose and knee length at least.

    3: Jeggings (or anything that tight) are never appropriate for work, much less an interview. Same goes for animal prints.

    4: Faded clothing or jeans of any color are not interview appropriate.

    Even though it’s a nanny agency, it’s not like your interview will include you getting on the floor and playing with the kids, right? You should wear business casual clothing, especially if it’s in a rich area. Remember, it’s always better to be overdressed than too casual.

    Do you have a pair of black slacks? How about any collared shirts or nice blouses? I would wear that, with a pair of flats — you don’t want to look like you can’t run after kids because of too-tall heels.

    Post # 8
    8035 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @nineteen87:  I would say option #1… the others seem a bit too casual. I only have experience in the corporate world so I could be way off base, but I always err on the side of dressing a bit too formally.  I don’t think that can be perceived badly, but who knows I guess.

    Not sure if I’d do bare legs with a dress, though. That might be too casual.


    Post # 9
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    No matter what job you’re interviewing for you should wear a suit or at the very least business casual.  I would assume that nanny agencies don’t want to hire ugly gals but they also don’t want to hire somebody who looks like they might steal their client’s husbands.  Kiss

    I agree with OPs who say a nice pair of black pants and a nice blouse with 3/4 or longer sleeves and no boobs/skin showing.

    Post # 10
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    A nice pair of dress pants with a button up shirt/blouse  w/ w/out a jacket – or a business skirt. I’d keep it fairly conservative and professional. 

    Remember, you don’t want to be the stereotypical ‘hot young nanny’ – you want to look professional!

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