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Hello,

I have a job interview this Friday for a hospital clerk position in the health records department.

My question is: What should I wear to the interview? I've never worked in a hospital before so I don't really know what would be the most appropriate.

Any suggestions?

WayneStateKatie

Specializes in Med-Surg/Trauma.

Business casual is always safe. You can't go wrong with a nice pair of black slacks and a well fitting button up shirt. Wear shoes that are comfortable and you can walk well in (tottering in sky high heels that you can't walk well in doesn't look professional) and make sure they're polished.

Good luck at your interview

arciedee

Specializes in Maternity, quality. Has 2 years experience.

Dress business professional unless you are told specifically by the person setting up the interview to do otherwise. If you have a suit, wear it. If not, for women wear a nice dress or slacks/skirt with a nice blouse and/or sweater, along with nice shoes and stockings if you're wearing a skirt. For men pressed trousers, button-down shirt with a tie, and nice shoes (bonus points for a sport coat). Always better to be overdressed than underdressed!

Thanks for the suggestions... I really appreciate it!

Dress business professional unless you are told specifically by the person setting up the interview to do otherwise. If you have a suit, wear it. If not, for women wear a nice dress or slacks/skirt with a nice blouse and/or sweater, along with nice shoes and stockings if you're wearing a skirt. For men pressed trousers, button-down shirt with a tie, and nice shoes (bonus points for a sport coat). Always better to be overdressed than underdressed!

I agree with business professional. Business casual is what you wear when youre going to orientation, or something with a large group of people. You want to make a lasting impression, and stand out from other candidates.

Please use a strong handshake, everytime I shake someones hand with some sort of grip people are always pleasantly surprised. No one does it anymore, I suppose. Good luck, let us know how it goes!

I agree with business professional. Business casual is what you wear when youre going to orientation, or something with a large group of people. You want to make a lasting impression, and stand out from other candidates.

Please use a strong handshake, everytime I shake someones hand with some sort of grip people are always pleasantly surprised. No one does it anymore, I suppose. Good luck, let us know how it goes!

I definately want to stand out from the other candidates because this position is quite competitive - I was surprised I was even contacted after I sent in my resume.

Thanks for the reply.

Bayley

Specializes in CNA/Nursing Student.

You've gotten good advice already so there's not really anything I can add except for good luck! Try and be as relaxed as possible and be yourself! And like mentioned earlier, a good handshake really goes a long way. Let us know how it goes.

You've gotten good advice already so there's not really anything I can add except for good luck! Try and be as relaxed as possible and be yourself! And like mentioned earlier, a good handshake really goes a long way. Let us know how it goes.

Will do!

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