Would you wear a statement necklace to an interview?

(19 Posts)
suebfg Sat 16-Mar-13 09:06:37

It's a middle managerial role and the necklace is similar to this, to be worn with a black suit and nude/taupe heels?

www.polyvore.com/coast_starlight_necklace/thing?id=49151697

Is it too much?

E320 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:36:11

What industry?
Personally I would not wear a necklace like that to an interview. Last interview I had was a fortnight ago and I wore a pearl necklace and pearl stud earrings. It was at a (fairly conservative) bank, though.

kelda Sat 16-Mar-13 09:37:04

No. Too much.

cocolocopoco Sat 16-Mar-13 09:41:45

unless you work in a creative industry, no

cocolocopoco Sat 16-Mar-13 09:42:41

like the outfit idea though, perhaps best worn after you get the job

Champagnecharleyismyname Sat 16-Mar-13 09:47:21

As someone who interviews every day, I would say no but does depend on the industry. It can be quite distracting and you want the interviewer to focus on what you are saying. Lovely necklace though!

Limelight Sat 16-Mar-13 09:48:53

You see I was going to say it seemed quite restrained to me. But then I work in the creative industries so that probably explains that!

Sounds like a really great grown-up outfit with a bit of added interest from the necklace which will make you stand out a bit.

badguider Sat 16-Mar-13 09:50:58

In my field - the arts, culture, heritage then yes, absolutely. It's not actually all that 'statement-y' compared to some of the jewellery we see.

MumOfTwoCats Sat 16-Mar-13 09:51:01

I always thought a good tactic was to wear something distinctive to interview - a bold colour cardi or scarf - then if there are many applicants its easier for the interviewers to recall you in discussions.

Nagoo Sat 16-Mar-13 09:52:10

Not that necklace.

It's lovely though.

suebfg Sat 16-Mar-13 15:37:03

It isn't a creative industry but neither is it in a stuffy environment either. In the office where I currently work, statement necklaces are very much the trend amongst the senior female directors.

But I will heed the advice thanks and tone it down a bit for the interview smile

polyhymnia Sat 16-Mar-13 16:32:56

I think statement is fine but if that one is sparkly, as it looks , not for an interview. If it was 'matte' IYKWIM though would be OK.

Viviennemary Sat 16-Mar-13 16:38:19

Maybe in a media or arty type designer job but otherwise no. But saying that I quite like it.

notjustamummythankyou Sat 16-Mar-13 16:43:03

Well, I would say yes - wear it. But I work in marketing for a university so certainly not a city bank or top law firm!

Definitely depends on the industry.

tribpot Sat 16-Mar-13 16:48:19

I work in IT and have literally never interviewed another woman. If I did and she wore that necklace (even though I'm sure it'd be fab for a party) I would be thinking 'WTF'.

I think statement jewellery could be fine after interview but not so sparkly.

suebfg Sat 16-Mar-13 17:05:54

It isn't that sparkly - it is more a glass than a crystal effect. I guess I just wanted to lift my black suit which can look staid. I think you'd be shocked then by the outfits worn in a lot of IT consultancy companies then!

PenelopePisstop Sat 16-Mar-13 17:09:39

Your outfit sounds great and a necklace would certainly add something - just not one like that. It's too dressy/night out.

tribpot Sat 16-Mar-13 17:17:01

We have used lots of IT consultancies, suebfg. Everyone sent to our site has been male. Honestly - I can think of no exceptions to this rule except a friend of mine who now works at one of them after we've ceased to use them.

Some of them have very flowery shirts if that helps grin

fergoose Sat 16-Mar-13 17:38:20

I would wear it, I totally agree about wearing something memorable. Guess it depends on the job really, and if you feel confident and comfortable wearing it. You don't want to be worrying about it during your interview.

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