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The age old question :) What to wear?? Primary PGDE interview

Discussion in 'Scotland - prospective teachers' started by fairscotsmaiden, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Hello there ladies... and laddies,
    Just thought I would interrupt proceedings with the age old question of:
    What is everyone wearing to the interview? lol
    Good Luck
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  2. blazer, nice dress, nice heels and nice scarf
    good luck to you too [​IMG]
     
  3. i am thinking trousers, blazer, scarf, heels... i wonder if we will know each other lol x
     
  4. I went to mines in casual stuff. Boots, jeans etc, thought since it was a uni interview I wouldn't need to get suited and booted. Was the only one not wearing a suit. I didn't get in :p
     
  5. When I walked into the pre-interview room where we were all to gather before being put into our groups, I was overwhelmed by a mass of black and grey. It was like being at a funeral. Most people were either in suits or smart casual. I took my suit jacket off as I thought they might remember me for wearing a bit of colour, I had a long sleeved teal coloured top on underneath along with a toning necklace. I got in, might not have had anything to do with it, but it made me feel really confident next to all that grey and black!
    Good Luck!
     
  6. I wore a tulip shaped skirt, a pinky sleeveless blouse and black tights with white lovehearts on them - decided it would be better to stand out rather than blend in wearing a business suit!
    I got in, so perhaps my fancy tights swung it in my favour? :)

    Good Luck!
     
  7. Yes, a common error. Applicants think they're applying for a one-year (or four-year) university course - you ARE NOT. This is an interview that opens the gate to a profession that will last you 40 years. It is therefore your first job interview, and should be treated as such.
     
  8. I too decided not to blend in with all the black and grey, I wore a mustard coloured dress with black leggings and purple pumps. Im not a businessy dress type person, but my outfit was still smart and I felt so much more comfortable than I would have if i'd been dressed up in clothes that arent "me".

    Still waiting to hear back so no idea if it went in my favour or against me!!

    :eek:)
     
  9. Better to be overdressed than too casual.

    You should consider it a job interview.
    I would never have dreamt of going to my interview in anything other than a suit!

    However...i do not own a black or grey suit! You don't have to be boring! :)

    Just make sure you dress smart:
    Girls:
    • Skirts should not be above the knee (or at least not by very much!)
    • Blouses/shirts/tops should not be low cut!
    • Clean hair and no over-the-top make-up
    Boys
    • Suit with a tie (or at least a shirt and tie with smart trousers)
    • Clean, smart shoes
    • Clean hair
    I applied the same rule to this university interview as I did when I applied for my first job out of my undergraduate degree.

     

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