pants to interview

  1. is it really inappropriate for a woman to wear a suit to an interview that includes pants instead of a skirt??
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  3. by   SebagoLaurel
    Quote from mygriff
    is it really inappropriate for a woman to wear a suit to an interview that includes pants instead of a skirt??
    Not at all. I have not worn a skirt/dress on any interviews in my life. That includes 20 years in computer engineering jobs and 2 years nursing/nurse practitioner. So far have hiring rate of about 99% for any interview - so pretty sure it is not because I wore pants.

    I do wear professional suit/outfit, not casual pants. You dont dress for the job, but for the professional position you want to be considered for. I was always taught to dress for the potential for your future in any job.
  4. by   slou!
    Now I am not a nurse, so I have never been on an interview in the nursing career, but I don't think that would make you look unprofessional at all! Suits with either pants or a skirt both look very professional. Good luck on your interview!
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    If it's a true suit (never any twill or knits) and not separates put together, I think this is perfectly acceptable.

    However, I always wear hose and heels no matter how hot it is. If the jacket is not double-breasted, I have often wore a scarf wrapped and tucked instead of a blouse and I invested in a good quality of costume jewelry faux pearl set (bracelet, earrings, and necklace)...I paid $100 for a set and I've had them for 12 years and they still look new.

    Good luck!
  6. by   vrhodes
    I wore a suit with trousers instead of a skirt in july this year for my job interview as an RN, and I got the job. I think as long as what you are wearing looks smart and professional, it is better to wear trousers if that is what you feel more comfortable in.

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