What color of suit to purchase for job interview? - page 5

I am planning ahead for graduation next summer and I would like to know what is the best color suit to wear for a job interview? Or do you think I can just wear a nice pair of dress slacks and shirt.... Read More

  1. by   Inland18mempiree
    For heaven's sakes, DO NOT WEAR A SUIT TO A NURSING INTERVIEW. This is way overboard. Hop yourself on over to Mervyn's and buy a business-like long sleeved (with collar) shirt, some complimentary khakis, and a pair of decent black shoes. But whatever you do, DO NOT WEAR A SUIT! That is way over the to

    P.S. be sure to tuck in your tie
  2. by   Code3EMT
    I've spoke to a friend who is in nursing management and he said that a suit sets you apart from other interviewees. I think you can get away with a nice shirt and tie. But I would base your uniform on the professionalism of the hospital. If you are interviewing at a teaching hospital/magnet hospital I would go with a suit. If you are interviewing at a smaller hospital/snf/etc. I would go with a shirt and tie. Also if you are interviewing for a position in nursing management/practitioner/specialist go with a suit. Your attire should match the general environment of the hospital or the attire of the position you are applying for.
  3. by   OldGuyLPN
    Quote from ImJustBSN
    I am assuming that shorts and a Hawaiian shirt would also work well. I mean along with the black jacket, red striped tie, and over-the-calf black socks. Just cant decide if I should wear dress shoes or sandals. JUST KIDDING... I know to wear the sandals with shorts. duh
    Actually, the last interview I had for some PRN hours at a nursing home, I wore my Hawaiian shirt, golf hat, cargo pants, and loafers. (no socks)
    Unfortunately, I DID get the job...

    (I'm dressing down next time.)
  4. by   Argo
    Lol.... I hve never worn a suit to a job interview. I got my current job as a clinical manager in a large health care system after interviewing with scrubs on, scruffy facial hair and a baseball cap after a 12 hour work day. Just trying to offer an alternative perspective on thinks. After getting hired I asked the administration about it... they said looked like a hard worker and had the knowledge to back up the look.....
  5. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from Argo
    Lol.... I hve never worn a suit to a job interview. I got my current job as a clinical manager in a large health care system after interviewing with scrubs on, scruffy facial hair and a baseball cap after a 12 hour work day. Just trying to offer an alternative perspective on thinks. After getting hired I asked the administration about it... they said looked like a hard worker and had the knowledge to back up the look.....

    A buddy of mine got his job as a manager like this, however its not typical and usually is because you were already working on that unit for quite some time. For everyone else, be professional and dress accordingly (and a suit most often)!

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