Post # 1
Since we’re talking about email addresses, how about clothes?
I walk by the HR office every day, some of the things I’ve seen people wearing to job interviews are just insane! One guy had a oversized t-shirt with a logo design on the front, jeans, and a chain on his wallet. One girl was wearing HUGE hoop earrings (they were resting on her shoulders, they were that big) and dressed like she was going to a night-club (tight shiny shirt, mini skirt) rather than a job interview. I know they were interviewing because they had the interview packet folder.
What’s the worst fashion faux pas you’ve seen when someone was representing themselves as a potential employee?
Post # 3
Cleavage. Just really inappropriate in a professional interview setting.
Post # 4
A male wearing dress shoes with no socks. That really bothered me for some reason.
Post # 5
It must be because of where i live but even the doctors we interview wear lululemon ‘pants’ to an interview.
Post # 6
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
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
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
@TheMrs2013: That’s bothering me just hearing about it. Ew!
Post # 10
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
@Cady: Agreed! I always wear a suit when I interview, so I think I’d stand out miles ahead of them.
Post # 12
@celia404 – Agreed! Even when I was in high school and college, applying for jobs at fast-food or mall retail stores, I would wear a skirt or slacks and nice shirt to pick up and drop off applications! Not overly fancy, but better than the ripped-up jeans and t-shirts most teenagers were wearing to pick up job applications!
And it does make a difference! One of the retail stores I worked in during college, if someone dropped off an appliation when the manager was gone, the manager had us add a sticky-note to the application of what the person was wearing! It was only a $6/hr job, but still, look decent people!
Post # 13
@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
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
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
Post # 16
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.