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Suit or no suit?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by angelface22, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. angelface22

    angelface22 New commenter

    Morning! I have my first AHT interview coming up. Now the question is, do I wear a suit? (I am a lady!). Suits aren't really me, but I understand the need to be dressed for business. Any feedback welcome before I go shopping please.....
     
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Suit. You cannot 'over dress' for an SLT post (or any teaching job, for that matter).
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Always smart for interview, but even more so for AHT/SMT posts. You could try a dress and jacket or a smart trouser suit, if you feel suits are 'not you'.You can always remove the jacket for any teaching part and then put on for the' formal interview part'
    You do need to project 'professionality' for such a post, and not just on the day of interview, so a smart dress or trouser suit would be a good investment.
    Best of luck with it!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Suit.
    Shoes polished
    Tights no runs - take spare pair.
    Very little jewellery, and certainly not dangly or jangly stuff.
    Nails clean and manicured (but not long talons or bright colours - neat and short and discreet).
    Best wishes
    ___________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
     
  5. ihatemondays

    ihatemondays New commenter

    Without doubt wear a suit. We had one candidate who decided to wear "smart jeans" - sent home after 1 hour. Also I would add to Theos great list - tidy hair. I know this sounds obvious, but the number of candidates who have hair over their eyes - which student feedback is always negative about.
    Good luck.
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Tidy and also - sorry - fairly natural colour . . .
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    And no piercings - remember, the Head possibly, the Governors and Consultants almost certainly, are rather conservative - even Old Fogeys like me!
    Best wishes
    ___________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
     
  7. angelface22

    angelface22 New commenter

    Thought So. Many thanks everyone. I've been out today and bought a trouser suit. Now to work on my presentation!


     
  8. I always wear a suit. You can always be slightly less formal once you have settled into your new job (e.g.I switch to trousers, shirts and a knitted 'tank top' or sleeveless jumper or whatever they're called after that).
     
  9. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

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