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#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 Not Escapin Xmas

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 Mrs 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.




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