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  1. Visit  ZippyGBR profile page
    #13 0
    Quote from WinksRN
    my friend says she has always wore them and was hired. what do you think?
    yes onthe provisoes

    1. it's in the facilty you currently work in

    2. it's during or immediately before / after the completion of a shift...
  2. Visit  NursingAgainstdaOdds profile page
    #14 2
    Quote from jessica
    No way would I wear scrubs to an interview. For an entry level position, I may not wear a suit. However, I would be dressed professionally. So often, we nurses complain that we aren't taken seriously and are not perceived as professionals. I think that it starts from the second we walk in the door, the second that we recite our oath as nurses to present ourselves as the respected profession that we are.

    My little soapbox.....


    Jessica
    :yeahthat:
    I really don't understand why one would wear scrubs to an interview. Even if you just got off work at another job, how hard is it to step into a bathroom stall and change? Or maybe not oversheduling yourself that day? And going to the trouble of pressing scrubs for an interview? It would require essentially equal effort to just wear something nice.

    Have we forgotten why we wear scrubs at work? They're clothes designed to be vomited upon. Not really what I expect at a job interview, but I suppose everyone's different.
  3. Visit  Dixiecup profile page
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    I'm in management and I've had people show up for interviews in shorts and a t-shirt. Unbelievable.

    needless to say, they didn't get hired!
  4. Visit  JennaRN1006 profile page
    #16 0
    i would say no, its still an interview no matter the profession. business professional is always best. You get a job because of you and what you can offer to the institution, not based off of what you wear. (as long as its appropriate attire. if you show up in cut offs and a midrift, the you definitely wont get the job. lol) :spin:

    Quote from WinksRN
    my friend says she has always wore them and was hired. what do you think?
  5. Visit  1studentnurse profile page
    #17 0
    Quote from Dixiecup
    I'm in management and I've had people show up for interviews in shorts and a t-shirt. Unbelievable.

    needless to say, they didn't get hired!
    Dixie:

    Those are IT (technology) people or surfer dudes from the beach. Depending on the interview of the programmer, I would hire him/her if in the shorts/Tshirt combo and they met/exceeded all of your other requirements.

    We, however, are nurses and shorts/T-shirt are not OSHA approved. Besides, do you really want to have large parts of your body uncovered when dealing with people with ringworm, Cdiff, etc?

    Somedays I wish I could wear an isolation gown or my hubby's Tyvek suit into all of my rooms, but I deal with it and separate my scrubs when I get home.
  6. Visit  Jen1228 profile page
    #18 0
    In CNA school, our instructor told us wearing scrubs to an interview showed that you were ready to work. But in nursing school, they told us business and professional dress is appropriate.
  7. Visit  woody62 profile page
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    Quote from Dixiecup
    I'm in management and I've had people show up for interviews in shorts and a t-shirt. Unbelievable.

    needless to say, they didn't get hired!
    I am with you. And I once fired a guy, after warning him twice, that his jeans, flip flops and T-shirts did not reflect nicely on our company, the insurance companies that paid our bills, the doctors and employers. I think, in the 90's, the dress code started down that slippery slope, when the net companies let their employees dressed any way they wanted. The disease spread to other profession and it is now seen as appropriate. If you want to be hired by me, you had best dress appropriately. And not in a T-shirt and shorts.

    Woody
  8. Visit  CaLLaCoDe profile page
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    [font=book antiqua]let's just say you have the most experienced, the most dynamic, the most beautifully fonted resume and walk in to your interview in scrubs. bravado, really. who could be so stupid to waste one's time. first impressions are a no brainer we learned before nursing school.

    [font=book antiqua]ps.. i had a classmate and myself following nursing school attend a tour of a hospital. she wore blue jeans and a skimpy blouse. man@! and she had the gaul to tell me, "there's a nursing shortage, i don't have to be concerned with my dress!" sheesh, what was she thinking?!:trout:
    Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Aug 20, '07
  9. Visit  nurz2be profile page
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    Quote from WinksRN
    my friend says she has always wore them and was hired. what do you think?
    I was always taught to dress one step above what the normal attire is for that position to show you care about your appearance and their impression of you. You wear scrubs to work so a step up, to me, would be a nice pair of dress pants, a comfy blouse or sweater, and a pair of flats. Nothing wrong with going beyond what they expect.
  10. Visit  Lainee profile page
    #22 0
    ONLY if you explain that you are coming straight from work.

    I wouldn't do it though.
  11. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    my mom always tells me , if your going for an interview dress ABOVE the postiton your applying for.

    it shows that your professional and goal oriented i suppose:spin:
  12. Visit  CRNI-ICU20 profile page
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    At the current place I am working, I had not planned to even meet with the manager that day. I simply went to HR to get an application and fill out the information, fully expecting to get a phone call sometime in the future...I had been out and about that day....the hospital was on my way home....so I was in jeans and a jacket and Nike's....well....the HR lady didn't want me to get away I guess....she called the manager that min. and asked me if I would like to meet with her....I stated , "I am not really dressed for the occasion"....she said, "don't worry....your resume says it all..." so, I went ahead....my manager, who has been one of the nicest people on the planet, hired me on the spot....full time...day shift....jeans and all....I told her how embarrassed I was....she said, "it's okay....we just didn't want you to get too far away...." So, I guess it can work both ways....but for my comfort, I would have much rather dressed up a bit.
    Guess I will have to dress up for the next one...heheheh!
  13. Visit  dawngloves profile page
    #25 0
    No, you should go in full blown white dress, white shoes and cap. Like in Nurse Betty.

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