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- Jul 27, '03 by shelleybelleOriginally posted by xantha31669
We were told basically the same things as you were, with the addition of "NO NIPPLES" I almost choked!! I found out after they have had problems with tight shirts and no bras in the past. Add that to cold air conditioned classrooms, well you know what comes next!!
- Jul 27, '03 by susanmaryI love the prep look -- nice pair of khaki's with a nice cotton shirt/t-shirt (think Gap) will look great. Great sale on-line ... and their khaki's last forever. I've had two "wrinkle-resistant" pairs for years -- they look the same today as they did the day I bought them. You are starting a new career ... you will have workshops, etc. to attend outside the workplace ... invest in some simple, classics ... and you will wear them forever.
- Jul 30, '03 by GalaMarThis may sound like a silly question...but, what did you guys wear to interviews? I haven't gone to any yet, but will be soon. Some nurses have told me that a suit is not necessary, and that a button-down oxford shirt & pants, or a nice dress is fine, especially during the summer. Does that mean a black pant-suit is overdressed? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks.
- Jul 30, '03 by NICU_NurseFor dressing in general, I always try to balance my outfits. For instance, if I were wearing that black pant-suit, I'd pair it with a pair of summery shoes (like slides, mules, slingbacks, strappier dressy sandals, something like that) and a more feminine top (something in a pretty color, or something that was cut softer and not your traditional button-down type of oxford shirt). This way the look is balanced- you don't look too hard, too leisurely, just put together well and stylish. I have never worn a suit to an interview in my life and I doubt I ever will. I have a few pairs of very elegant, crisp, beautifully draped dress slacks (boot leg, palazzo pants, etc.) that I usually pair with a top of some sort (depending on the pants, either something soft and feminine or something like a man's-type shirt in a feminine fabric or color). I've never had a problem getting a job. I think you should wear what you're comfortable in- if they don't hire you, it's highly unlikely it's based on your outfit unless you come in dressed like a whore or a slob.
- Jul 31, '03 by KatnipInterview: a suit. Look professional. Just because you'll be spending your time working in scrubs does not mean you interview in them. The suit doesn't have to be a formal banker-type, just something that says you understand appropriate dress.
I've heard from managers that they prefer a suit of some sort. They've had applicants coming in in halter tops, sandals, jeans and short-shorts. Those folks did not get hired, now matter what their resumes looked like.
A lot of it depends also on the region you live in. Some areas are much more casual than others. I would rather err on the more conservative side.
- Aug 2, '03 by fourbirds4meI asked again and was told that it's better for nurses to wear scrubs. She said they are comfortable and you get to wear tennis shoes! LOL
On a side note.... I haven't worn a complete shoe since April *gasp* how am I gonna be able to handle that???
- Aug 3, '03 by GalaMarThanks for the advice Kristi2377 & Cybercat. I will definitely consider it. It's just that the weather here is 90 degrees & HUMID & it's thrown my thinking off!