Been looking for a new job 4 a while and now Ive got an interview at a sales and marketing company. In the email they wrote "Please note that this is an interview so come professionally dressed (office wear, shirt, tie, trousers)"
I am an 18 year old girl and I dont know much about clothes. Im a jeans, t-shirt and hoodie girl and in my old job they didnt care what i wore. Do they expect me 2 wear black bootcut work trousers and a shirt? Ive seen them in the work sections of the shops but they look like the kind of thing a middle aged woman would wear, not an 18 year old girl. So anyone got any ideas?
Help!!! What to wear 4 job interview Watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-12-2010 21:31
- 30-12-2010 01:31
Look at what people in offices wear and copy that. If you don't have a suit (trouser or skirt), your wardrobe is already lacking- but as a girl you're afforded some leeway.
Dress conservatively yet smartly- think succesful businesswoman. Such people do not wear hoodies and jeans in their working life. I suggest a flattering just-above-knee-length skirt, with a white or pastel blouse and a jacket to match the skirt, or a plain cardigan to match the blouse.
The simple fact is that if you want to get a job you've got to look serious and professional- and looking 18 is not how you accomplish that. You don't need to look middle aged, but now that you're no longer a child you must stop dressing like one outside of leisure time.
- 31-12-2010 22:29
I agree with the advice given. Yes, the clothes you see in the workwear sections of clothes stores may look a little middle aged, but the idea is to dress in a way that makes you look a little older than you are, or at least older than you think of yourself as being. They don't want to hire a kid to do this job, they want an adult.
As others have said I would go for either a skirt suit or a jacket and pencil skirt, with sheer tights and heels. That way you will look mature, professional and smart, an image they will be happy with their staff projecting.
- 31-12-2010 22:38
I'm confused as to why you need advice as to what to wear when you've said that they emailed you telling you to "come professionally dressed (office wear, shirt, tie, trousers)".