Is it ever okay to wear

  1. 0 Scrubs to an interview. I have an interview in a couple days and I was wondering. The last interview I went to, there was a lady in solid blue scrubs and a white jacket. She looked so very nursy/proffessional that I am thinking of doing the same thing. It was a job fair for experienced nurses and it looked like she got a job offer on the spot.
    I have an interview on a med-surg floor and I am torn between my interview wear and scrubs.
    Any advice? tips?
    Has anyone not got a job because they wore scrubs to an interview?
  2. Visit  TickyRN profile page

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    Joined Jun '10; Posts: 127; Likes: 182.

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  3. Visit  Sl1011 profile page
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    I always wore business casual. I guess it can depend on what type of interview and where, but I think it's safest to wear business casual IMO. My last interview was on a med-surg floor
  4. Visit  V-Neck T-Shirt profile page
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    I think it's only appropriate if you're coming from work directly. Otherwise, you should wear appropriate business professional clothing (suit, dress shirt and skirt, etc.).
    canoehead and FLArn like this.
  5. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    I wouldn't do it. I think it's best to be overdressed and scrubs can seem too casual or unprofessional. Wear dress clothes- a blouse and maybe blazer with pants or a skirt, or a suit. Wear what you feel comfortable and professional in. Since you're asking this question, I'm guessing you wouldn't feel very confident in scrubs. Being confident in your clothes is way more important than the clothes themselves.
    JM RN, gotlib, resumecpr, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  SilentfadesRPA profile page
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    I think it's only appropriate if you're coming from work directly and you have previously shared that with the interviewer. I gave interviews for many years. I can not recall in all honestly a potential candidate come in scrubs.

    Some died wear dress jeans and casual shirts -yes that I recall but we lost their phone numbers right after they left the interview for some reason. LOL

    Marc
  7. Visit  Chin up profile page
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    No, it is not. It suggest, you do not care about yourself or the one doing the interview. Look professional and polished. Dress above the job you want, always. It gives you confidence and let's the interviewer know, you are serious and value her, and her time. Your first impression is the most important, make it count. Peace!
    gotlib and SilentfadesRPA like this.
  8. Visit  TickyRN profile page
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    Thanks to all that replied
    I do feel confident in my interview wear so I am going with that. I just wanted to ask.
  9. Visit  MedicLifelineRN profile page
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    Quote from TickyRN
    Scrubs to an interview. I have an interview in a couple days and I was wondering. The last interview I went to, there was a lady in solid blue scrubs and a white jacket. She looked so very nursy/proffessional that I am thinking of doing the same thing. It was a job fair for experienced nurses and it looked like she got a job offer on the spot.
    I have an interview on a med-surg floor and I am torn between my interview wear and scrubs.
    Any advice? tips?
    Has anyone not got a job because they wore scrubs to an interview?
    I was informed to buy a pants suit and wear that. I did
  10. Visit  Black Jade profile page
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    I went to two interviews wearing my scrubs. One, because I had clinical right after and the other one I just got out of work. I got hired at both jobs. As long as you let the manager know ahead of time where you will be coming from prior to the interview, I don't think there is a problem with wearing your scrubs.
  11. Visit  PCT Florida profile page
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    I think you should wear your best pressed and starched scrubs to an interview. To me, it lets the interviewer know what your professional apperance will be. I have seen candidates come in in nice street attire, but they wore their uniform straight from the bottom of the laundry basket. Our home health clients complained!
  12. Visit  K+MgSO4 profile page
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    Only when I have had an interview during my lunch break. The manager actually organised it for that time as it was one of the few times that she had to interview me. Got the job and had a great example of what to do if a pt falls!!
  13. Visit  Five&Two Will Do profile page
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    I have always dressed in business attire for an interview. For me that is certainly a pressed shirt & tie. I will also wear a sport coat. I think that it tells the employer that it is important to me and that I take the interview very seriously.
    Otessa likes this.
  14. Visit  P_RN profile page
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    We used to call it church clothes. But not the hat hopefully. Best clothes, pressed and clean Modest, not revealing, no icepick heels, no clown makeup...You understand-of course you do.
    Otessa likes this.


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