Im new to this forum.
Just wanted some advice- I have an interview at a top hospital this week and really want the job. I have a black suit to wear- is it too formal? Especially for 90 degree weather? Do I have to wear a suit?
Also- My hair is long- to my midback- is it too long to wear loose? I feel like I look better with well styled loose hair, but is it unprofessional because of the length? Should I wear it up- I usually do when providing patient care.
Aug 5, '07
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
For a decade, I had hair down to my waist. Whenever I'd interview someplace, I always kept it tied back in a ponytail or braid. Having it put up was costly ($40-50) and time consuming (1-2 hours due to its length) so I rarely did that. I found that as long as the hair is neat and looks groomed, its length doesn't really matter.
If you insist on wearing it loose, make sure it's well-brushed, kept out of your face AND that you're not playing or fussing with it (twirling, chewing on ends, constantly tucking it behind your ears, etc.). Wear a headband or clip, or spray it into place.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Aug 5, '07