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No Blazer for interview?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Cosmic_Rainbow, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Cosmic_Rainbow

    Cosmic_Rainbow New commenter

    For my interview I will be wearing black flats and black trousers along with a smart neck high white top. (not a shirt due to my intense fear of leaning over or button pop!). is it ok to wear this and no blazer? as i am worse than the children and completely hate wearing one. i dont like my forearms covered and so my blazer is short sleeved and cropped. (Also its not black but quite brightly colored!) maybe i can just take it with me and carry it so it at least looks like i have one and just felt a bit warm and took it off?
     
  2. Cosmic_Rainbow

    Cosmic_Rainbow New commenter

    For my interview I will be wearing black flats and black trousers along with a smart neck high white top. (not a shirt due to my intense fear of leaning over or button pop!). is it ok to wear this and no blazer? as i am worse than the children and completely hate wearing one. i dont like my forearms covered and so my blazer is short sleeved and cropped. (Also its not black but quite brightly colored!) maybe i can just take it with me and carry it so it at least looks like i have one and just felt a bit warm and took it off?
     
  3. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    First of all, I am assuming you are a woman...!?

    Of course it's okay. You have to be comfortable. You might want to wear a smart long coat though, especially if it's a cold day. (God, I sound like your (or somebody's) mother, sorry...)
    I've been to interviews where all sorts are worn- one recently where the girl who later got the job was in a VERY high heels and looked like she was going out to a restaurant- skirt, gold flecked something- trendy kind of evening wear I thought. Not a blazer or trouser suit in sight.
    As long as you look smart and professional, go for it. Tidy hair, not too much make up (but some, I feel, looks smart). You have to look like you, but properly brushed up.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    My advice to the ladies is always the following:
    Your main aim should be to look professional, rather than trying to look attractive.
    You are trying to get appointed, not get dated.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice @ tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT seminar on 5th May.
     

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