belly shirts in an interview? - page 2

I had my school interview this morning and just as I got there, this girl was coming out of the interview room with about 2 inches of her belly on display. what's up with that? She had a couple of... Read More

  1. by   cherokeesummer
    I agree! I work in HR and I've seen some dooozies...why oh why is my question? It's one thing if you cannot afford interview clothes, thats fine - dress as neat as you can, neat being the operative word here. I've seen some freaky stuff in HR, trust me!

    And lets not even talk about what kinds of resumes come in...
  2. by   camay1221_RN
    Okay, and let's not forget the five pounds of offensive perfume the person dumped on herself before the interview!!
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    You are absolutely not being petty and catty....these girls are being immature and irresponsible with their dress in this situation!
  4. by   rollingstone
    What's up with young ladies wearing hip huggers in orientation. Clearly visible to all were her thong underwear and tattoo.
  5. by   rica75
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    Some people were just never taught properly how to dress for certain situations. I've seen people show up at funerals in work boots and jeans, not even making an attempt to SHOWER beforehand. I know not everyone has the money for dress clothes, but looking presentable doesn't cost much. When I didn't have a lot of money, I found some really nice suits and dress slacks at a thrift sale for less than $5. I think many people just don't care.

    It's sad, really.

    You want to hear really bad? My brother (not always smart) went to my grandmother's funeral in a tie-dye GRATEFUL DEAD t-shirt. We all wanted him to be the one in the casket that day!:angryfire
  6. by   shel_wny
    I don't really have a problem with provocative dress, essentially.
    However, that being said, I do believe that one should dress appropriately for an interview simply out of respect for the occasion.
    Wearing shirts that show a midriff show a lack of concern and general want for the job.
    It's like showing up to an interview drunk or stoned.
    Why even bother?

    Shel
  7. by   UK2USA
    Just remember - you only get one chance to make a first impression you would be an idiot to make it a negative experience!!! The interviewers are not silly however, they would be assessing whether this candidate could be taken seriously in a professional role... I will give you one guess what their conclusion would be.
  8. by   angelac1978
    Quote from rica75
    You want to hear really bad? My brother (not always smart) went to my grandmother's funeral in a tie-dye GRATEFUL DEAD t-shirt. We all wanted him to be the one in the casket that day!:angryfire

    holy crap! i think I would have put him in the casket!

    A
  9. by   FsPilotMed1
    All I've got to say about the Grateful Dead shirt is....eek.

    My pet peeve (being a nursing student and also working in a hospital) is women who come to class/work after having marinated in their favorite discount perfume, making those around them half sick. Sometimes I just wonder what's going through some people's heads (besides air).

    Dan
  10. by   caroladybelle
    I try not to judge. i look at people like that and think...maybe they can't afford "interview clothes"
    Sorry, but no....For the 20-30 dollars she spent on the trendy belly shirt, she could have gone to Goodwill and bought a matching top and skirt for 10-20.

    I know because I have done so.

    Do you think that med students would show up in belly shirts...despite the fact that they lay out a lot more tuition money and are in debt for many more years than we generally are? They still show up in a nice suit and tie or dress and jacket set for interviews. They get paid a pittance for 80 hours a week, for several years of residency.

    Yet nurses gripe when they have to wear a dress to graduation.

    Dressing appropriately does not require a great deal of money, but it does require initiative.
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from FsPilotMed1
    My pet peeve (being a nursing student and also working in a hospital) is women who come to class/work after having marinated in their favorite discount perfume, making those around them half sick. Sometimes I just wonder what's going through some people's heads (besides air).

    Dan
    I agree! And it's never a nice perfume they have on. It's some cheap brand that smells awful, and you just gag when they walk by.
  12. by   Rhoresmith
    I think of the poor patients they take care of that are having respiratory distress and then in walks Miss Perfume, how do the breathe, I was taught many years ago in RT school NO PERFUME think it should be part of the dress code in nursing school and in the work environment
    Rhonda
  13. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Sorry, but no....For the 20-30 dollars she spent on the trendy belly shirt, she could have gone to Goodwill and bought a matching top and skirt for 10-20.
    I totally agree.

    In addition, there should never be a reason for someone to be unprepared or caught offguard about dress codes or any other aspects of interview etiquette. All they have to do is go to their *free* public library and search out books on interviewing. Many job centers also have free workshops on interviewing technique.

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