Jump to content

Quick help needed
Updated post #8


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 ~iMum~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Argh! I just got a phone call saying I've got a job interview first thing Monday morning. A quick rifle though my cupboard just now confirmed I have nothing to wear. Starting from now, I have one and half hours to have a quick shower and go buy something. While I'm in the shower, hit me with what I should buy!

Having been a public servant for 12 years, my work dress standards are, um, not exactly corporate or interview'ish. The interview is for a casual AO2 admin officer with state government. I was thinking a shift dress from Target and some black heels? Is colour ok? What about bling? Or should I go for a skirt and top?

I'll be back after my shower original.gif

Edited by whathousework?, 22 November 2012 - 09:17 AM.


#2 Escapin

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Black jacket, black trousers/skirt/dress, clean black heels that you can walk in. Nice top/shirt, some jewellery. Light makeup - DEFINITELY wear some.

Good luck! How exciting original.gif

#3 ~iMum~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Jacket in 30+ degree heat, or not expected?


#4 Sir Dinosaurus

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

That sounds fine.

Dress in a way that you are comfortable (not trackies comfy though!) so you don't appear self-conscious in the interview pulling at a short skirt or fidgeting with a chunky necklace.

Dress appropriately for the weather, if it's freezing wear a coat, if it's hot don't.

Avoid high heels unless you're really, really comfortable in them and walk like you're in runners. Nothing worse than tottering interviewees and trying to figure out if you can comfortably catch them if they fall!

Good luck biggrin.gif

#5 lynneyours

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Subtle understated, simple hair and makeup.  Think functional and tidy.

Not bling - classy, simple, elegant - plain watch, bangle if you must simple necklace and earrings. Like pearl, plain gold or silver.

Heels, not too high and not too evening.  
I'd go plain black dress or skirt and jacket with a white shirt - you can always wear a coloured scarf if you must.  Or coloured handbag.  

But I tend to wear what would be called boring, plain, conservative clothes to interviews.  Plenty of time to introduce your own personality into your wardrobe AFTER you get the job.  I want them focusing on my replies, and remembering ME, not the hot pink heels I wore.   biggrin.gif

ETA - 30+?  No jacket - white shirt and black skirt and low black heels would be my pick, or a navy, black or tan shiftdress.

Edited by lynnemine, 16 November 2012 - 03:58 PM.


#6 Allymeg69

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'd go for something that you might be able to get future wear out of, whether you get the job or not. For me that means a skirt and top. Fairly plain rather than a riotous pattern, and relatively conservative cut, and make sure both are comfortable, nothing worse that going into a potentially nerve-wracking situation and being distracted by clothing that is riding up, or gaping, or falling down. Same goes for shoes, you don't want something that you are going to trip over in!

I wouldn't be adding any bling, if you normally wear basic jewellery (earrings, necklace, wedding or other ring) just go with that.

Best of luck with the interview!

#7 ~iMum~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Well, that was more painful than I thought it would be  aannoyed.gif

I ended up with a new pair of black ballet flats, black pants, and a red short sleeved shirt, all from Target. Conservative interview clothing isn't my usual style, but it'll do original.gif

Thanks all for your swift responses!

#8 ~iMum~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

Just got a call...I didn't get the job sad.gif They think I'm OVER qualified and would get bored with the job.

Thanks all for your help anyway. At least now I have something to wear for the next one original.gif

Edited by whathousework?, 22 November 2012 - 09:16 AM.


#9 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (whathousework? @ 22/11/2012, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just got a call...I didn't get the job sad.gif They think I'm OVER qualified and would get bored with the job.

Thanks all for your help anyway. At least now I have something to wear for the next one original.gif

Ugh I hate that response.....

What if you've been looking for ages, can't find anything and don't care if you get bored with the job.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.