(Closed) Interview Wear…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FrenchNewlyWed:  that all sounds perfect! I am okay with no hose but I met some elderly women who have told me you must always wear hose. I would say it really depends on if your skirt full covers your knees and if you can be comfortable.

 

PS for pantyhose to not slip spray hairspray on the bottom of your hose 🙂 But I don’t think you can carry aerosol on the plane so maybe pick it up somwhere when you arrive?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@FrenchNewlyWed:  Definitely wear hose to your interview! If you are worried that your heels will slip out of your shoes wih hose, then your shoes probably aren’t fitting properly to begin with. I suggest purchasing a heel insert/grip to close the gap and provide a more snug fit.

 

Your outfit choices for Monday and Tuesday sound fine, but I personally would not wear jeans to an outing if (1) it’s part of the interview process and (2) you’re making your first impression. Could you wear some slim trousers instead of the jeans? Or perhaps a dress?

 

Good luck!

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FrenchNewlyWed:  Well I guess you have to dress for the job you want not the job you have right?

Do the hose in a neautral or skin color and test out both non-slip options.

Switch your sunday outfit to a skirt or a trouser. 

As far as a jacket, it would really depend on what type of leather.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@FrenchNewlyWed:  I would go with sheer nude hose. You don’t have to get really expensive ones, but you should make sure to get at least two pairs in case you get a run in one of them.

 

I think a leather jacket might be a little too edgy! What kind of field are you going into? I have to dress very conservatively for work, so my advice may not work for you if you’re in a more creative field. Also, if you’re worried about spending too much on your outfits, I would spring for a cheaper short wool coat and spend the rest on new trousers or a dress for Sunday.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would wear skin colored hose. I would also change the outfit for Sunday night (to either trouser pants or a skirt or a dress) – I understand the long drive will be uncomfortable so i would literally stop at a small shop and change in the restroom closer to when I got to the dinner. (Buy something at the shop so they don’t mind). 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I disagree with the Sunday advice. I think, as long as your jeans look smart, and you’re dressing them up with a blazer, that should be fine.

They’re going to understand that you’ll been travelling, hence you’ll also want to be comfortable.

I flew out to Bermuda on a business interview trip with Darling Husband and we didn’t dress up for meeting people at the airport (just smart but comfortable clothes). They were very casual when they met us (jeans and t), so also consider that the people you’re meeting might not dress up. You don’t want to greet them in a suit, if they’re in jeans.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think of France as being a different kind of culture towards casual, that’s why I suggested no jeans (however nice they may be)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I second changing just before you get there if you’re planning on wearing something that wrinkles.  For a job interview in the summer, I once even pulled over somewhere secluded and changed my shorts to a skirt in the back of my car to avoid wrinkles. LOL.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Looking forward to seeing the pics. It definitely doesn’t sound like the type of venue where people will be dressed up!!

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