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
Jul 30, '03For 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.
Jul 31, '03Interview: a suit. Look professional. Just because you'll be spending your time working indoes 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.
Aug 2, '03I asked again and was told that it's better for nurses to wear. 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???
Aug 3, '03Thanks 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!