Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WORK OUTFIT: THE INTERVIEW ATTIRE

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  July is a time when medical students register on ERAS and start applying to medical schools.  Nervous, stressed, overwhelmed, maybe still studying for step 2, or took it but trying to not think about what you got wrong.  You are not alone, everyone feels the same way.  Since this is a fashion blog and I know some of my followers are medical students, I decided to do a post on interview attire.  I once talked to a program director about what to wear and she told me the following.
1. If you are a girl, do not wear a skirt
2. Do not wear black
3. You want to stand out, but don't wear colors like red (don't stand out in a bad way)
The reasoning is this.  Residency directors interview hundreds of students so you want to stand out.  Majority of medical students will wear black, and most girls will wear skirts.  So if you wear grey, you will stand out in a pool of black suits.  Of course, how well you do on interview matters most.  But, perhaps the initial impression will be your appearance.

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview
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 I personally like one button suit for petites like myself because it makes my torso look shorter, giving the illusion that my legs are longer.  I find the quarter sleeves to be very fashionable but still appropriate for formal events or interviews.

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview
This is just a picture from J.crew website.  I would not suggest anyone to wear a collar shirt with a black trim.  It's a little too fashionable for interviews.  I will stick with the plain collar shirt.  I mainly wanted to show the suit and the color.  I love grey, and love light heather grey even more.  It's so chic and sleek.  Great for summer, not too gloomy, not too serious but still professional.

If you are a medical student reading this, I wish you the best of luck.

Final advice to anyone going to an interview.  Prepare, sleep, be honest, and just be yourself :)

I wear 00p for the blazer and the pants.  I will take pictures of me in this outfit in the near future.  Inpatient ward has been rough.  Sorry, I don't have pictures this week ~

Also, I think this is such a cute Anthropologie hoodie.

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview

jcrew sidney jacket in super 120S wool in grey, petitie for interview
Currently on sale for $39.95 (Harley Hoodie) 
This hoodie runs small.  xxsp was very slim fit on me.  The ruffle gave the top a peplum look.  I absolutely love it.  Will show pics of top on me later :)  I love wearing it casually with my scrub pants on call days, pair it with a pair of tights when I study in coffee shops.  


Thanks for visiting my blog :) and have a great rest of the week!


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9 comments:

  1. That looks very smart and classy outfit. It's very stylish too.
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  2. Hah, that Anthro hoodie is super cute!

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  3. These are great tips for dressing for an interview! I usually go for a classic black suit, but sometimes I think it would be better to wear something that is a little more original. These tips definitely help!

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  4. Great tips, I am a freelancer so I am always interviewing these tips are great! Following you on Bloglovin!
    -Kosi
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  5. nice....
    glasses are really pretty :)
    keep in touch dear.

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  6. i loveee the idea of grey suits, but i don't know if i am ballsy enough to wear them to residency interviews!? is that what you ended up wearing yourself?

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    1. I think red and white are colors that people shouldn't wear to stand out. But, grey isn't that bad. I didn't wear grey only because I already had a brown suit and didn't want to purchase another one. But, I did see girls wear grey and people would say to them, "I'll remember you now, the girl in the grey suit. it's a good thing, you want to stand out". I've heard that a few times. I think grey is a pretty safe color to wear. If I didn't already bought a brown suit, I would have gone and bought a grey one for interviews because the program director told me grey is a good color to stand out in a good way. Hope that helps :) Nonetheless, wear what makes you comfortable. Being comfortable affects your mood and how you answer questions. Good luck!

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  7. So if you wear grey, you will stand out in a pool of black suits. Of course ... greywoolsuit.blogspot.com

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