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Interview Tomorrow! Need Clothes Help!

lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself"I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright guys, I know last minute.


But I have got a job interview tomorrow morning. And as such, I need help picking out the clothing!!

I have narrowed it down to two options.

Option #1
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Option #2
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A few things to keep in mind. This is a call center position, but no idea what their clothing requirements are.
Providing on the weather, I will be walking back to the bus stop after the interview, which is a good 1.5k and then another 800m from the end bus stop to the house. so comfort is a fairly important thing.

Yes I have shoes. And jewelry and makeup.

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  • CryogenCryogen Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Definitely option 1 imho. It looks more professional, which for an interview is the more important consideration.

  • TzyrTzyr Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yeah, I agree with #1 as well.

    If you need to do so much walking, be sure to bring comfortable shoes! If you want, you could carry your dress shoes (if you do not have nice looking comfortable walking shoes) in a bag or something and just change when you get there.

    "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. "
  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    yeah, I've got my purse/shopping bag that i'm bringing with me. It's not the most professional thing, but it will do the task of holding the shoes.

    Alright, that's like 6 votes for #1 from everybody that i've asked.

    hair will be down, maybe with some small barettes, and curly as I don't have a straightening iron with me yet.

    light makeup, subtle earrings.

    I got this.


    thanks guys, I was kinda panicking

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That vest doesn't fit you at all and you should go with option 2. Also, colors are good. The first one is crazy dull.

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  • ceresceres Your photo framed Raw within my mindSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited March 2011
    I would say #1 but I like dull and anyway fashion advice from me should never be taken. Whatever I think you should do, you should probably do the opposite.

    And I am done with my graceless heart,
    So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart.

    The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I like option 2, but option 1 is more professional. Both are rather professional though.

    It depends, though, as because option 1 more fits "shirt and tie" and option 2 is more "polo and khakis." The colors will make you stand out more in the interview.

  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The vest makes you look even bigger. It just doesn't fit you.

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  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I would bring the Rock Band keyboard as an accessory. If I were the interviewer I would recognize that Rock Band requires teamwork and coordination, and if you can handle pro keys then clearly you can handle the multi-tasking requirements of a call center.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The vest makes you look even bigger. It just doesn't fit you.

    #1 is more professional, but yeah, it doesn't fit you quite right.

    Belts are good because it creates a visual 'break'.

    Oh, maybe too late. Let us know how it went!

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    geee

    i'm glad I rechecked this morning.

    Now I get to be indecisive again.

    I'll let you guys know how it goes!


    ohgod help me.

    My Little Corner of the World || I am ravelried! || My Steam!
    You have to fight through some bad days, to earn the best days of your life.
  • ceresceres Your photo framed Raw within my mindSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited March 2011
    You'll be fine.

    And I am done with my graceless heart,
    So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart.

    The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'd vote number 2. Everybody who goes in will be wearing something like number 1. You'll stand out more with some colour. It may not be perfectly formal or anything, but its still very professional looking for most jobs.

  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Relaaaaaaaax

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  • ecco the dolphinecco the dolphin Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Thanks for all the advice - Ahava's in her interview right now.

    Ended up wearing....

    (get ready for it...)
    Spoiler:

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Now if you get the job, a portion of your pay goes to H&A. It's just what's done.

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

    Steam:MichaelLC
  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Or, you know... Child's Play
    Spoiler:

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Or, you know... Child's Play
    Spoiler:

    Well, we'd act as a clearing house to distribute the funds as needed. And posting is thirsty work, so an 80% beer/booze fund would be required.

    Good luck!

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

    Steam:MichaelLC
  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    pdate:

    Wore the multi-colored shirt, mainly because I don't need anything to make me look bigger than I am.

    good thing too!

    As I was waiting for the interview to start i realized that by wearing said shirt, I matched the company logo. almost exactly! :D

    Interview went well, so far as I could tell. I'll hear back by Friday whether they want me to come back next week for a 2nd interview with the office manager!


    Thanks for your help in my moment of fashion crisis!


    (even better news, it looks like there's a company issued shirt to be worn, and the bottoms can be whatever you want! SCORE!)

    My Little Corner of the World || I am ravelried! || My Steam!
    You have to fight through some bad days, to earn the best days of your life.
  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Figured I'd update you guys!

    Interview went stellar.

    However, due to my visa status, I am not quite kiwi enough (my words not theirs) that they won't hire me.

    When I become more permanently Visa'd, I should feel free to reapply and they will consider my application once again, should they still have openings.


    Thanks for your advice guys! I think the clothes really helped atleast get the interview part. the rest of it, well, not much to be done for it yet.

    My Little Corner of the World || I am ravelried! || My Steam!
    You have to fight through some bad days, to earn the best days of your life.
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Good job on the interview!

    Strange they would have you come in if they knew your status. I'm guessing it was part of the application? Is it on your resume/CV?

    Be sure to send a thank you note, and keep in touch with the manager. Depending on when you'll grow full kiwi fuzz, I might send a note every month or so just checking in with them. If they don't have a spot in their department, they may know something else in the company.

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

    Steam:MichaelLC
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