I'm a lady. I have a job interview coming up for which I was advised to wear a suit. I can't find my real suit, (may have donated it) but I doubt if it fit me anymore anyway. What I do have is a black sheath dress, a nice navy blue blazer, a nice grey blazer, a nice grey pencil skirt that is a slight mismatch with the grey blazer, and a pair of pants that's also a slight mismatch with the grey blazer, and a selection of those nice decorative shells that women wear under suits. I think I have black pumps somewhere, and I also have some nice looking oxford heels. Can I make something work with what I have or should I go try to find a suit? In addition, opaque or sheer tights? This is for a non-management web design job for which I thought suits were passe.
posted by bleep
on Mar 9, 2014 -
I have a round two interview today for a business analyst position in the interactive division of a large international company. I've never been for an interview that included "It's OK to dress down" instructions, and don't want to come off as either stuffy or too laid back.
I'm thinking about a v-neck sweater over a dress shirt, with no tie. Would I be wiser wearing a jacket instead? With a tie?
posted by emelenjr
on Jan 9, 2014 -
My boyfriend is attempting to leave the ivory tower and get a job as a scientist in industry in the Boston metro area. He has been applying for jobs and is starting to get some phone interviews, so we are trying to get him some acceptable clothes for an eventual in-person interview. His current wardrobe consists of thrift store t-shirts and REI space-fabric pants. I have no experience with men's fancy clothes. The problem is that he has an extremely athletic build. [more inside]
posted by permiechickie
on Oct 26, 2013 -
I think I have all the pieces for my interview outfit. Can you help me put them together appropriately? [more inside]
posted by peacheater
on Mar 20, 2013 -
I need to wear a suit for interviews, but my shape is rapidly changing. Keep altering the same one, or keep buying new ones? [more inside]
posted by synapse
on Oct 1, 2010 -
Job interview in Houston for major insurance company. Entry level job. Its the summer down there. Do I wear a suit and tie? Do I ask my contact for guidelines?
posted by blargerz
on Jul 13, 2010 -
I got an interview for a post of a senior lecturer in a art school in London, my role will be the head of theory studies in one of the creative departments. What shall I wear for the interview? I will be interviewed by both students and staff. All the students think they will be the next Damien Hurst. I want to look creative and approachable, belonging both to the art world and to the academia, and easy to get on with.
posted by slimeline
on Nov 29, 2008 -
Where should I buy a suit? I'm a 23-year-old woman interviewing for my first real jobs, which will be entry level in marketing or printing. [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone
on Oct 1, 2007 -
Female attorney, network television interview, hot summer months, what to wear? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Los Angeles Interview Suit—
I need to find something cheap for interviews after finding my last suit had irreperable moth holes in the pants (yeah, you can tell that my last couple of jobs haven't really required dap to the tap sartorial sense).
Where in the LA area can I get a cheap (nice) suit fairly quickly? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on May 31, 2007 -
InterviewFilter -- Should I wear a skirt suit to a job interview for a para-professional position? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Oct 20, 2006 -