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TA interview... what to wear?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by innamoraTA, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. I'm female, but I think I've heard before that some people think it's better to wear trousers to a TA interview, because it shows you're aware that the work can be quite physical and practical and that you're not afraid to get your hands dirty! (I got my present job wearing a dress, but then I was convinced I wouldn't get it due to not technically meeting one of the requirements, so I went in with a bit of a "won't get in anyway so what does it matter?" attitude. This time I want to get it right.)

    The other factor is that I haven't actually got very smart summer trousers - only wide linen ones. I can definitely look smarter in a skirt but don't want to look overdressed. Any thoughts?
     
  2. I'm female, but I think I've heard before that some people think it's better to wear trousers to a TA interview, because it shows you're aware that the work can be quite physical and practical and that you're not afraid to get your hands dirty! (I got my present job wearing a dress, but then I was convinced I wouldn't get it due to not technically meeting one of the requirements, so I went in with a bit of a "won't get in anyway so what does it matter?" attitude. This time I want to get it right.)

    The other factor is that I haven't actually got very smart summer trousers - only wide linen ones. I can definitely look smarter in a skirt but don't want to look overdressed. Any thoughts?
     
  3. Whatever looks reasonably smart and that you feel comfortable wearing!
     
  4. Hi,

    I went for an interview this week (and got the job) and wore a skirt with a pretty blouse and sandals.

    I think as long as you look smart it doesn't really matter.

    Good luck
     
  5. I've got every job I,ve been for wearing a smart trouser suit with a pretty blouse underneath. Looks more professional.
     
  6. I wore a skirt and blouse and leather shoes to my TA interview, don't think i've looked as smart since!

    For my teacher training interview I wore a skirt, v neck t-shirt and thin cardigan, and knee high leather boots (with normal heel).
     

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