by Genise Gorman, Head Editor, INALJ Arkansas
On What Candidates Should Wear
I really enjoyed Emily Weak of Hiring Librarians article, As long as the candidate shows they have taken care over their appearance that day … it doesn’t matter what they wear. This appears to be one of the best blogs I’ve read this year. Thinking about what to wear to a library interview has always been a thorn in my side.
I know I should wear a suit, but often times when I go to the interview, people are dressed down a bit, and I leave wondering if my gray safety suit, didn’t make me a perfect fit for the organization. Being comfortable in your dress and appearance can really make a potential applicant feel confident about their upcoming interview. They can focus more on what is “in their brain” than what they are expected to wear.
I think that as long as your appearance is neat and clean, although a suit is always the safest dress for an interview, what you as an employee can contribute to the organization is simply more important.