what to wear on the first day of work....ie orientation no where near the floor - page 2

I am getting ready to start work on July 28th. For the first week of work, I will sit in a classroom going over payroll signup, benefits, blood-borne pathogens, etc. etc. I was just wondering what I... Read More

  1. by   NICU_Nurse
    For dressing in general, I always try to balance my outfits. For instance, if I were wearing that black pant-suit, I'd pair it with a pair of summery shoes (like slides, mules, slingbacks, strappier dressy sandals, something like that) and a more feminine top (something in a pretty color, or something that was cut softer and not your traditional button-down type of oxford shirt). This way the look is balanced- you don't look too hard, too leisurely, just put together well and stylish. I have never worn a suit to an interview in my life and I doubt I ever will. I have a few pairs of very elegant, crisp, beautifully draped dress slacks (boot leg, palazzo pants, etc.) that I usually pair with a top of some sort (depending on the pants, either something soft and feminine or something like a man's-type shirt in a feminine fabric or color). I've never had a problem getting a job. I think you should wear what you're comfortable in- if they don't hire you, it's highly unlikely it's based on your outfit unless you come in dressed like a whore or a slob.
  2. by   Katnip
    Interview: a suit. Look professional. Just because you'll be spending your time working in scrubs does not mean you interview in them. The suit doesn't have to be a formal banker-type, just something that says you understand appropriate dress.

    I've heard from managers that they prefer a suit of some sort. They've had applicants coming in in halter tops, sandals, jeans and short-shorts. Those folks did not get hired, now matter what their resumes looked like.

    A lot of it depends also on the region you live in. Some areas are much more casual than others. I would rather err on the more conservative side.
  3. by   fourbirds4me
    I asked again and was told that it's better for nurses to wear scrubs. She said they are comfortable and you get to wear tennis shoes! LOL

    On a side note.... I haven't worn a complete shoe since April *gasp* how am I gonna be able to handle that???
  4. by   GalaMar
    Thanks for the advice Kristi2377 & Cybercat. I will definitely consider it. It's just that the weather here is 90 degrees & HUMID & it's thrown my thinking off!