Got another letter from one of you pumpkins who’s got an interview coming up. “Should I wear something comfortable, like a denim skirt?” she asked. “Or dress up with a blouse and nicer skirt?” She is a Christian Educator going for a called parish job.
And I said, “DRESS UP!”
Which is really the essence of my advice for interviews: don’t be afraid to over-dress — unless you show up in a bugle-beaded evening gown you’re probably not going to be over-dressed, and you know that PeaceBang would much rather you be more spiffed up than you need to be rather than err in the other direction. Interviews are not a time to make comfort a priority. When interviewing — even for a volunteer position — dress for who you eventually want to be in the world, not for who you are today, if that makes sense.
Also this: NEVER EVER EVER wear a denim garment of any kind to an interview. Okay? Denim is great and can be professional and we love it, etc., but it is not interview-appropriate unless you’re interviewing at the Gap.
Toodles, darlings. PeaceBang is going to bang away on her dissertation today.