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Too much? Not enough? Interview dress Question!

post #1 of 24
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OK. I have crud for nice clothes for an interview & mine is at 1:30pm tomorrow!!

I've got a nice bright baby blue pant suit & jacket. I've got a white lacy shirt with some blue/green flowery things on it to wear under it. The white lacy thing has some scoop to it, but I don't think I "show too much".

Is that too much? What about shoes? I have some high heeled knee high boots, but IDK if I want to wear them. Otherwise....I don't know if I have any other dress shoes!

Maybe I should've thought of this ahead of time, huh?
post #2 of 24
Sounds nice to me. I am not sure about the boots. If it was me I would be shaking so much I would be afraid I would fall. Good Luck.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Crazyforinfo View Post
Sounds nice to me. I am not sure about the boots. If it was me I would be shaking so much I would be afraid I would fall. Good Luck.
That's what I wondered, too. But, if I don't have dress shoes....I can't wear the suit!

Could I get by with khakis & a button front blouse? Or would that not be enough? IDK if I have a black pant suit...but it's gonna be so hot tomorrow I want to wear a bright spring color! ARGH! This is too hard!
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
That's what I wondered, too. But, if I don't have dress shoes....I can't wear the suit!

Could I get by with khakis & a button front blouse? Or would that not be enough? IDK if I have a black pant suit...but it's gonna be so hot tomorrow I want to wear a bright spring color! ARGH! This is too hard!

Go with baby blue suit. I always got the most compliments on my colored suits than anything else.
post #5 of 24
I think it depends on the kind of job that you will be interviewing for. Some people say to dress as the dresscode would be for that job, but if you're interviewing for a management position or a "profession" (healthcare, teaching, etc...), you should wear a dress or pantsuit. Others say to always wear a pantsuit. One thing I do hear consistently is that the main color should be black, navy, grey, or brown, and if you wear bright colors, make sure it's only on your undershit. I don't think baby blue is that bad, though... it IS spring. I've also heard to wear very simple jewelry, or no jewelry at all besides studs, a watch, and the wedding ring (and even others say not to wear it because it will give away your marital status).
post #6 of 24
Wear the blue suit and the boots, but leave an hour early, stop at WalMart, and buy some $12 pumps.
post #7 of 24
When you get the job (hehe) what do you plan on wearing on a daily basis?
post #8 of 24
I would go with the blue suit but also make sure the shirt under the jacket is nice enough that you can take off your jacket if it is too warm. As for the boots it might be a little much. Do you have any sandals (NOT flip flops) somthing summery but not too sparkily or anything
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Wear the blue suit and the boots, but leave an hour early, stop at WalMart, and buy some $12 pumps.
I second that.

And absolutely no to khakis, unless it is a retail position and even then....

You didn't say what kind of job you were applying for. You always want to dress a step up from what you would be wearing normally. It is better to be a step above than below.

No frills, notihng bright and floral, simple jewelry and no perfume. If you smoke, don't before the interview. I can tell you that someone that smells like smoke is a major turnoff - and it is not just the smell, but the interviewer sees you taking a bunch of smoking breaks in their head. Seriously! Smells can linger liong after you're gone and even if you smell good to you, you may not to someone else.

Good luck!
post #10 of 24
I think the pant suit and boots are great! I mean under the pants, nobody will even know if they're knee high, ankle high or what. They'll just see sensible black shoes
post #11 of 24
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I think the pant suit and boots are great! I mean under the pants, nobody will even know if they're knee high, ankle high or what. They'll just see sensible black shoes
oh, that's s good point! paaaaants.... I was automatically thinking DRESS. haha
As long as the pants still hang nicely, you are absolutely right. Course that assumes they are not hiking boots.
post #12 of 24
I wouldn't wear any open toed sandals! Many business frown upon them.
Don't wear too much perfume either.
Good luck!!
post #13 of 24
It is for a teller job - right?

Definately the pant suit - they want to see that there is a bright and cheerful person that they are going to hire for such a visible front end position.

Not too much make up - little to no perfume and if you can pull your hair back to show that you have an open and honest face. Plus watch your boby language crossed arms and legs seem like you have some thing to hide!
Good luck!
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't wear perfume & only wear light makeup to seal in my face lotion so I don't have dry skin cracks on my face! No jewelry, either. But, for the interview, I have a cute pair of small dangly(not gaudy) earings that match my suit! And my "good luck" necklace from a friend of mine in Germany.

Yes, it is a teller job. But, I've never been in the bank before. Being smaller-ish town....IDK what they wear. I wore khakis & a blouse to my old bank job....but there was a newsletter type dealy sent in my info packet that has people in nice suits, dresses, etc. So, I think the blue suit should be OK! Not to metion....it makes my eyes pop out!
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
It is for a teller job - right?

Definately the pant suit - they want to see that there is a bright and cheerful person that they are going to hire for such a visible front end position.

Not too much make up - little to no perfume and if you can pull your hair back to show that you have an open and honest face. Plus watch your boby language crossed arms and legs seem like you have some thing to hide!
Good luck!
Yes, the banks I have interviewed well, are very conservative. I would make sure you button up that jacket to help distract from the scoop.

GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
So, I think the blue suit should be OK! Not to metion....it makes my eyes pop out!

Sorry - I just pictured you at the interview with yours literally popping out! Ick!
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
The jacket doesn't button up all the way. I dunno...I'll get my outfit on & then decide. Maybe I need to go with the black suit after all.

Just pray I don't trip & fall in my boots!!
post #18 of 24
Any updates???
post #19 of 24
How did it go Natalie??
post #20 of 24
I hope the interview went well & I am sure you looked great!
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
I was not impressed. The gal was not impressed with what little customer service experience I had. Hello? I'm 20....what do you expect?!?! She was also concerned with my ability to learn online banking...everything I did was on paper. I'm thinking....yeah....go hire a 40 y/o w/ customer service experience but who's computer illiterate!

There will be a 2nd interview if they like me....but this is gonna be a waaayyy high stress job. Not what I need. So I dunno if I'm still interested!
post #22 of 24
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I was not impressed. The gal was not impressed with what little customer service experience I had. Hello? I'm 20....what do you expect?!?! She was also concerned with my ability to learn online banking...everything I did was on paper. I'm thinking....yeah....go hire a 40 y/o w/ customer service experience but who's computer illiterate!

There will be a 2nd interview if they like me....but this is gonna be a waaayyy high stress job. Not what I need. So I dunno if I'm still interested!
Awww, that sucks Natalie- I was hping this would be a great opportunity for you. Did you apply for the jobs I emailed you about? Best of luck on the future interviews... at least this was good interview experience!
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I was not impressed. The gal was not impressed with what little customer service experience I had. Hello? I'm 20....what do you expect?!?! She was also concerned with my ability to learn online banking...everything I did was on paper. I'm thinking....yeah....go hire a 40 y/o w/ customer service experience but who's computer illiterate!

There will be a 2nd interview if they like me....but this is gonna be a waaayyy high stress job. Not what I need. So I dunno if I'm still interested!
Send her a follow up email on Sunday night. Just say how much you enjoyed talking with her Friday and if there is any other questions she may have to contact you.

Ummm..and yes, you would catch onto the online banking quicker than a 40 year old or most 40 year old I know IRL.
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
The hospital job isn't avaliable anymore. I've got to drop off/mail out the other two apps yet.
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