Short skirt or long?

Interview on Thursday.....

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15/01/2003 at 10:39

I have an interview on Thursday and have been advised by many well-meaning lads (RB I hope your intentions were entirely honourable!) to go for a short skirt next time.

But I've just got the details through and the interview is with a woman and a man.

Get me out of that one boys!

15/01/2003 at 10:43
Ok, I know I'm a girl, but go for knee length (because of the woman present).

And good luck for Thursday!
15/01/2003 at 10:44
I agree with Caz - mid length is the safest bet.......
15/01/2003 at 10:46
Good idea - that's what I'll do....

Thanks gals!

15/01/2003 at 10:47
Its hard to generalise but I'd play safe with a pretty standard business suit. They do say that interviews are won or lost in the few seconds when you enter the room, and you have no idea (I presume) what values these interviewers might have and how they might receive a short skirt.

The benefit of looking very smart and professional but not controversial is that they are more likely to switch quickly from thinking about your appearance to listening to what you are saying. Remember to pay as much attention to the woman as you do the man. I interview a lot and it's common (especially for men but plenty of women do this too) for candidates to address all their answers to male members of the interview panel and virtually ignore the women. This is a quick way to not get appointed.

Very best of luck, remember how great you are, they'll be lucky to hire you!
15/01/2003 at 10:47
Go with running shorts. Can't fail!
15/01/2003 at 10:54
Thanks Waapster - hadn't thought of that. I interviewed with a woman and a man for a job a while ago and if I remember rightly I did address most of my answers to him (although it was he who asked me most of the questions so perhaps that was why). It's a really good point!
15/01/2003 at 10:55
JUst realised how shallow this thread makes me sound.....don't worry everyone, I always wear smart suits to interviews and do act more professionally than on the forum....honest!
15/01/2003 at 10:56
Whats the job ?

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15/01/2003 at 11:00
Business consultant for a software company. SOunds like a good job and my CV fits it really well so hopefully I'm in with a chance!
Ratbag    pirate
15/01/2003 at 11:03

I take it back...go for knee length and smart business attire..

..reserve the short skirt for a private consultation with you personal adviser....ME..
15/01/2003 at 11:10
You've just given me such a great piece of advice in that last post RB that we may not need to have a private consultation as well....
15/01/2003 at 11:43
What about a trouser suit?
15/01/2003 at 11:43
like the queen?
15/01/2003 at 11:45
Agree with RB, business-like first.. they can find out the real you later.
15/01/2003 at 11:48
Software company, eh?
Red Dwarf T-shirt and jeans?
Ratbag    pirate
15/01/2003 at 11:52


You sure a little private consultation won't help???

(begging now)...the shame of it....
15/01/2003 at 11:59
Go on Fany, with a butt like RB's, got to be worth it.

Don't make him crawl.
Ratbag    pirate
15/01/2003 at 12:28
Thanks mate....

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