Well, I have my first job interview in 10 years on Monday so now I am worrying what to wear!
I currently work in an office - smart but not super corporate smart. I will be going to the interview straight from here so can't come into work too suited and booted as they'll know something is odd about that.
I don't own a suit but I do have a few pairs of smart work trousers and a couple of blazer type jackets - but they are not smart suit jackets. I don't own any shirts - can't stand them!
So - what do you think I could get away with wearing to work that is smart enough for an interview? Do you think it's ok to go in a blazer rather than a suit jacket? Would maybe a dress be ok, I could put a blazer over the top - a la Kate Middleton?!?!?
You could team up this blouse with a navy pencil skirt and navy jacket, although not sure about mismatching...
Alternatively, this dress with this jacket is a great bargain (you can get the whole suit for less than £50), looks smart enough with the jacket, and casual enough without so nobody at work suspects a thing
I went for the interview and have got a 2nd interview. As recommended I went and brought a suit and wore it to the 1st interview. It was very imformal (small company) where I was intervewed on a sofa. The other office woman (that I could see) was wearing smart clothes but not suited and booted smart - just general office wear. The guys that interviewed me were wearing shirts and jackets but no ties.
So, the 2nd interview is to spend a couple of hours in their office, seeing if they like me and I like them.
now I only brought 1 suit - should I wear the same suit again OR dress down for this interview? IE smart office wear but not a suit?
I have 3 blazers i could wear but I can't really see me sitting with it on for a couple of hours.
What about a dress and a jacket? Obviously not anything too short/cleavagey! It sounds like it will more informal, and you have already shown them that you can do 'formal', so it sounds like this is a chance to wear something slightly more relaxed. You could always take the jacket off if everyone else is.
Hmmm I could do that - I'm not sure my jackets go with any possible work dresses I have but will go home and check. Is a black dress with a black jacket ok? bit bland and boring and black is not a colour I should wear! It doesn't suit me at all!