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
Jun 7, '04Occupation: RN (OBGYN) Specialty: OBGYN, Neonatal ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 728; Likes: 58I 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...
Jun 7, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 479; Likes: 22Okay, and let's not forget the five pounds of offensive perfume the person dumped on herself before the interview!!
Jun 8, '04Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 5,926; Likes: 15You are absolutely not being petty and catty....these girls are being immature and irresponsible with their dress in this situation!
Jun 8, '04Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 296; Likes: 4What's up with young ladies wearing hip huggers in orientation. Clearly visible to all were her thong underwear and tattoo.
Jun 8, '04Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 92; Likes: 2Quote from wannaBEanRNSome 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
Jun 8, '04Occupation: Float Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in Critical Care / Psychiatry ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 472; Likes: 8I 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?
Jun 8, '04Occupation: RN PICU/CTICU Specialty: Paed Ortho, PICU, CTICU, Paeds Retrieval ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 164; Likes: 25Just 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.
Jun 8, '04Occupation: radiologic technology student, class of 2006! Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 566; Likes: 4Quote from rica75You 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!
Jun 9, '04Occupation: Nursing Student/Nurse Aide/Ward Clerk/Jack o' all trades... Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 28All 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).
Jun 10, '04Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,483I try not to judge. i look at people like that and think...maybe they can't afford "interview clothes"
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.
Jun 10, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: gynecology/oncology ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 9Quote from FsPilotMed1I 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.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).
Jun 10, '04Occupation: full time student Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 360; Likes: 2I 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
Jun 10, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 488; Likes: 85Sorry, 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.
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.