Re: What should I wear for a phone interview?

Subject: Re: What should I wear for a phone interview?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 10:29:50 -0800

Karen E. Black wrote:

I had a first interview by telephone late last winter (weather was crap). Psychologically, I was prepared. I showered and dressed (in jeans and t-shirt, still-damp hair) and had my resume and notepad with a list of questions in front of me (with a coffee and a smoke). It was almost as nerve-wracking as a face-to-face interview, except I got to scratch where and when I wanted, and I could put my elbows on the table.

Karen's comment reminds me that there is a serious answer to this question, which was originally asked as a joke. Several headhunters have suggested that you should dress well for a phone interview, just to remind yourself of the situation.

I can't say that I followed that advice during the one phone interview that I had, but I understand why it might be valid.

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