RE: Question about dressing for job interviews

Subject: RE: Question about dressing for job interviews
From: "Secara, Maggie" <Maggie -dot- Secara -at- indymacbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:51:15 -0800

I don't own a suit. I look stupid in a suit: dumpy, uncomfortable, *and*
unprofessional. Recruiters gasp in dismay when I tell them I'm not wearing a
suit to an interview, but that's just too bad. I generally wear a skirt and
nice sweater, with nylons and sensible high-heels (polished). I have even
(speaking of gasp!) gotten a job while wearing slacks, although I've gone
back to skirts in these difficult times. Oddly enough, my resume and my
personal charm (and actual competance) has been of more importance than
looking like a rather rumpled accountant would have done.

This in Southern California.

Maggie Secara

IndyMac Bank.... Raise Your Expectations!

Maggie Secara
B2B Policy & Procedures Writer
Phone: (626) 535-7987
Maggie -dot- Secara -at- IndyMacBank -dot- com

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandy Harris [mailto:sandy -at- storm -dot- ca]
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:38 AM
> Subject: Re: Question about dressing for job interviews
> Anywhere except in very informal hi-tech environments, this
> is almost certainly
> correct.
> On the other hand, I last owned a suit sometime in the
> mid-70s, and I have been
> hired for a few things since then, so it clearly isn't essential.
> I wear a good sports jacket and dress pants, in winter clean
> leather boots and a turtleneck, in summer suede or polished leather
> shoes and shirt and tie.

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