Casual Dress For An Interview?

July 4, 2010

Today’s question comes from Michelle P. in Arizona.  Michelle asks:  I have an interview for a company and was told by a friend of mine who works there to wear very casual attire because the culture is very casual; people wear jeans to work most of the time.  Should I wear a suit, or go with the jeans?

This is a great question Michelle.  Okay, so here are my thoughts.  Firstly, I would contact the person who invited you in for the interview and simply ask them what would be appropriate to wear because upon doing your research you learned that the environment is very casual.  If you’re not comfortable with asking, then I would err on the side of caution and go with a business casual outfit; slacks and a contemporary blouse, rather than a traditional suit.  Wearing jeans is out of the question, you haven’t yet got the job, and you’re not in the club yet!  Some HR Managers will specifically tell you what the attire is, if they do, make sure you adhere to their advice.

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How Your Resume Can Tell A Story

June 19, 2010

I recently contributed to this article by Lisa Vaas at Sales Ladders.  The piece is about how your resume can tell a story.  Have specific questions?  Feel free to email me or leave a comment!

http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/resume-tell-your-story


WELCOME TO THE PINK BLOG….

June 1, 2010

Hello and welcome to the P.I.N.K. Blog, the place where we discuss employment related stuff, resumes, do and don’ts of the interview process, awkward social situations at work, the current economic climate and your job search, social networking and effective ways to use it to enhance your career…. the whole nine yards. Most of us spend 8 hours a day at the work place, stuff comes up! Let’s talk about it, solve problems together and ‘step it up’ together, so that those 8 hours are filled with things that you love doing! You can email questions and comments to info@mondaysmiles.com and I’ll do my best to answer them one by one. The philosophy that we live by at this blog is doing everything in your life with PASSION, INTEGRITY, having a NO LIMITS attitude and if you don’t have the KNOWLEDGE, then find it! It’s all about P.I.N.K. so fire away. Also, as a side note, although this site is mainly for women, guys, feel free to throw a question or two in the hat and I’d be more than happy to answer it.