IS it ok to wear scrubs to an interview? - page 2

by WinksRN

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    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
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    It depends on the job you are applying for. I personally would never do it, I like to dress nicely for things like that. For a floor nurse, it probably doesn't matter, but I don't see why you'd want to wear scrubs. Sunday best is a classier option.
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    I most definitely (as a guy of course) wear a tie, nice shirt, and nice pants. Nice shoes, too. I would imagine that from an employer's perspective - they already know that of course you'll be wearing scrubs when you actually work, as everyone does; but they may want to get a chance to see the "real" you first; ie, they probably want to know that you know how to keep your nose clean (or at least pretend to). Too it's not like you'll start working that very day, with most interviews, I would imagine.
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    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...
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    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.
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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!
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    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?
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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!
    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.
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    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.
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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


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