Dressing past the interview...
September 23, 2005 10:41 AM Subscribe
What should I wear to work in a higher education student services setting? Interview attire is one thing - I'm all set with that. But once I get the job, what should I wear to work? I want to build up my professional wardrobe and I want to do it right.
posted by srah to work & money (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There's plenty of information on the web about what's appropriate or inappropriate to wear to a job interview, but much less about what's appropriate to wear once you get the job. What information there is (I've read JT Molloy's New Women's Dress for Success
) seems to be angled towards the corporate world, rather than higher education, and I feel like the rules are probably slightly different.
Background: It's my first professional job after back-to-back college and graduate school. I want to look professional to my co-workers/supervisor, but I thought that wearing a suit every day might be overkill in this setting. I want to be approachable by students but not look like one of them (I'm a petite and young-looking female, so this is a concern).
Please let me know what works/doesn't work for you!