RE: Wardrobe/shoe choice for Interviews: is height an issue for women?

Subject: RE: Wardrobe/shoe choice for Interviews: is height an issue for women?
From: "Miriam McGinty-Lowe" <Miriam_McGinty-Lowe -at- MDSUK -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 17:02:36 +0000

Boy oh boy oh boy, has this been a problem for me.

I once lost a job because the interviewer told my recruiter that I would 'scare'
the clients. This upset me, until I remembered that his first comments to me
were "Crikey, you're tall" - I'd obviously scared him.

I find it's catch 22 - you wear heels, you tower over the men, you don't wear
heels, someone makes some comment about femininity. It shouldn't happen - it
does. I wear kitten heels because they aren't too tall, but they are girly.

I have a massive problem with suits - try convinving someone that you are a real
grownup when you are showing 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5) inches of wrist out of your
jacket sleeves.

Like others have said, you do what you need to to get the job


P.S. My strategy must work - I'm the only writer to survive today's cull.

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