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In Which Tracy Tries On Interview Clothes

I mentioned on Twitter, that I have my first job interview since 2010. Seriously. 2010.

So, what’s the first thing I do, ten days before my first-stage, written interview?

I panic about what I’m going to wear, of course. I don’t know if I’m going to talk to anyone at length, or what’s going to be involved in the written interview, but I figured that there’s no harm in being well-dressed.

Of course, I only own one actual outfit kind of a thing – pants, a shirt, and a sweater (or, a sweater/fake shirt thing, too) – so I decided to go for a dress.

For the love of all that’s holy, please ignore my hair in these photos. It’s in that horrible too-short-to-get-it-cut, too-long-to-sit-properly stage.

The Interview Clothes

Complete outfit: shoes, dress, belt (you can’t see the belt), and jacket.

Shoes, dress and Obi-belt.

Shoes, and dress without belt.

And, just for the fun of it? A booty shot. If I didn’t have the belly in front, I’d be a Kardashian with an ass like that.

Now, the important question is: should I wear the dress with or without the belt? While I like the fact that the belt’s covering over the join between the skirt and the shirt, when the belt’s not on, the shirt’s got that lovely floaty-looking look to it.

And the shoes? I love the shoes, but: should I take my basic black heels and change into them before I go in? Just because, y’know. Heels. They’re not, like, crazy-high heels. They’re pointy-toed, maybe 2.5″-3″ high. If these shoes were black, I’d stay with these ones. But because they’re nude, it kind of just makes it look like I’m barefoot.

So yes.

I have a job interview.

I’m kind of panicking.

I’m kind of excited.

And of course there’s also the: what the hell do I do when I get to the second interview?! I’m gonna have to come up with a second outfit…

And of course, if I get the job, what the hell am I going to do if they try to find a uniform for me?

The job’s for a parking attendant at a car park in town. It’ll require a full uniform. I’m almost having panic attacks at the idea of them not being able to get a uniform to fit me, and I’ve not even had my first interview yet.


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3 thoughts on “In Which Tracy Tries On Interview Clothes”

  1. I think the belt pulls the outfit together. As for the hair, flat ironing it down and side swept bangs would look pretty cute. Don’t worry about them not having a uniform your size, if its basic you could always buy your own.

    1. Thanks. 😀 It does look better with the belt, doesn’t it? Fingers crossed it doesn’t end up pulling the skirt up – my clothes have a bad habit of riding up if I’m wearing under my boobs, since I don’t have access to my natural waist – but if anything happens, I can always whip it off and throw it in whatever bag I take with me, I suppose.

      And yes! Thank you, I never even thought about just flattening my hair with my straighteners. It’s really really short, but I could straighten it out and style it down with some product to keep it in place, and that’d be fine. Much appreciated for that. 🙂 That’s one thing I don’t need to worry about now.

      Fingers crossed if I have to buy my own uniform that they reimburse me. *grumble, laugh!*

      1. I know what you mean, I usually have to hold my shirt down while holding onto the handrail on the bus. I put on quite the show lol. Why not keep the jacket on? I’m always far too nervous during a interview to even remember to take it off and it looks professional enough.
        Don’t forget to account for the weather that day. If it’s a good company they would 😉

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