Here’s a little 6.33 minute video I made to answer the question I have received a few times in recent months, namely, “How can I have that awkward conversation with my student intern/new junior colleague who dresses inappropriately for the job?”
A few things:
1. Frame it in a positive way (“I think you’re doing a great job and have real gifts, so I want to give you some feedback that I think will only help you move into your role with even more success.”
2. Use language of formal/informal instead of “appropriate” and “professional.” Unless you want to. You know the players; I don’t.
3. Don’t ever get drawn into a conversation about a specific item of clothing or garment. You haven’t got time to quibble over skirt lengths.
4. Ignore my ramblings at 4:23. I got tired. That was a stupid idea.
*Oh, you thought this was going to be about sexuality education? Naw, that’s EASY by comparison!