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What do YOU wear on a interview?

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by changeofpaceRN changeofpaceRN (Member)

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Just curious. I currently live in FL and everyone is very laid back here. I used to work in corporate before I switched careers to nursing and people would come in with a skirt and top or guys would come in with pants and shirt but no tie or blazer.

On top of that, one of my teachers said to wear a nice pair of scrubs to the interview so they can "envision" you working there as a nurse. I think that's WRONG but is it? I have interviews scheduled for next week and I'm a new grad.. thanks

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NursingAgainstdaOdds has 2 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/Tele, ER.

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Heck NO I wouldn't wear scrubs to an interview!

I had two interviews, I wore a suit (w/ skirt) to both.

I got the job too. :)

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st4wb3rr33sh0rtc4k3 has 3 years experience and specializes in Tele/ICU/MedSurg/Peds/SubAcute/LTC/Alz.

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I always wear something professional. I use to be a secretary before nursing school, so I usually wear somethng that I would wear in a professional business environment. Besides, it is a chance to get out of the scrubs and look good.

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Halinja is a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, PACU.

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Definitely NOT scrubs.

I wore a skirt and nice blouse, hose, pumps. If it was cold, I wore a jacket that matched. I usually got a good response. It shows respect for the people you are interviewing with.

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carrie13 has 9 years experience.

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Since I don't fit into my business suits anymore (from all the weight I gained during nursing school!) I'm planning on wearing either black pants or a black skirt with a nice blouse.

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danielleRN76 has 9 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, ER, ICU.

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Definately not scrubs. I would wear a nice pair of dress pants and a blouse or something along those lines. Business Casual I believe is a good way to go. Good Luck.

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Suit. If it's really hot out, nice blouse, dress pants, dress shoes. Make up, hair done, clean nails. Look professional. It's always better to dress up than to dress down. Never wear scrubs.

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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ooh, ooh, clothes!:idea: , no just kiddin, i get real dressed up for interviews. black pants and a white button down top. good luck!!!!!!!

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I've always worn a business suit. I have two, one in biggie size, one in regular size, for whatever end of the weight spectrum I happen to be on at the time.

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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Definitely not srubs however, I interviewed for a position recently and the recruiter adviced me to wear scrubs because she wanted me to tour the prospective floors. ;)

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Conqueror+ has 22 years experience.

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I feel soooooo bad. In 13 years of nursing, I don't think Ive ever NOT worn scrubs to an interview. I always do the brand new extra-white duty shoes, hair in a bun with the little gold ball earrings (I LOVE THOSE!!) and cute crisp scrubs. I always felt it gave me that I'm ready to work NOW look. I even did that for my nursing school interviews. I've never not gotten a job but I am originally from the south and maybe Im a little nutty soooo.... Do your thing sweetie I'm sure you'll be fine.

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