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#1 amandalovesryan

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    Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:40 AM

    I have an interview today, at the hospital where I already work, just a different department for a different nursing job. Is it bad to wear capris to the interview? thanks for your advice!
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    #2 melglnh2o

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      Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

      Good luck with the interview! You will do great. Do you have a nice skirt that hits you at the knee or just below that you could wear instead?

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        Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

        I have a general rule of thumb: If I have to ask if something is appropriate, then it is not.

        But, that being said, I have no idea what the protocol is in the nursing world. Personally, though, if I want to be received as a professional, I will dress the part.

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        #4 Blkatz

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          Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:50 AM

          DO NOT WEAR CAPRIS TO YOUR INTEVIEW!! I am a recruiter and I always say first impressions are everything!

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            Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

            Capri's are generally a casual thing to wear - I think it depends on the atmosphere of your hospital. If you have a dressier top to wear with then it might work. I like the skirt idea better though.

            #6 amandalovesryan

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              Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

              i knew that you guys were going to say that but it was worth a try. i hate dressing up. too bad i am not scheduled to work right after, then i could just wear scrubs!
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              #7 starchild

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                Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

                Generally speaking I say overdress even if you know the enviroment is casual but I don't know nursing either. Since you always work in scrubs capris are dressy...but you know the field & its your call.

                #8 nikkianddean

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                  Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Blkatz
                  DO NOT WEAR CAPRIS TO YOUR INTEVIEW!! I am a recruiter and I always say first impressions are everything!
                  good advice! Event though you will wear scrubs on the job, I think you should look professional during your interview because nurses are serious professionals!
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                  #9 monicaswave

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                    Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

                    I agree with everything said. I work in the business environment so I would say NO CAPRIS for sure but I don't know what it's like for nursing. Sometimes you just have stick it out for a good impression.

                    I live in Houston where it can be up to 100 degrees and remember wearing a black suit for an interview at noon. I was soooo hot but it was worth it. I got the offer.

                    #10 DanielleNDerek

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                      Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:25 PM

                      you don't want to wear capris and than wonder if that hurt your chances later. i hate getting dressed up too, but you can get changed right after. goodluck today!
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