August 12, 2009

Updated! This may cut into my DVD watching schedule UPDATED 8-14

Well, after all this time I finally have a job interview!* Ironically, after all the interviewing I have done of prospective employees, I am a little nervous about being on the other side of the desk, since it's been over six years since I was last out of work. There are the BIG questions:

Should I wear slacks or finally go back to shaving my legs?
Black shoes or brown? and can I even find them?
Hair long and straight, or sedately confined?
What IS the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I'll try and let you know how it goes....
*I'm not counting the "open interview" at the national video chain since it was more like a pie-eating contest than a job interview. Boy, did I waste my makeup that day. But I digress...

UPDATE: I followed my reader's suggestions and went with the skirt (and shaved legs!) and upswept hair and I think the interview went pretty well. The good news: they have twenty positions. The bad news: they aren't actually hiring until after Labor Day.

Posted by Susie at August 12, 2009 07:45 PM | TrackBack

Good luck Susie!

Posted by: Eric Scheie at August 12, 2009 08:24 PM

Good luck Susie, I'll say a prayer for you. Go for neat and comfortable - as an interviewer that is always a plus mark for me - and an unladen swallow can fly at better than 35 mph! See my blogpost for two days ago.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at August 13, 2009 03:20 AM

Shaved legs, hair up, total "Hot For Teacher" package.

Break a leg.

Posted by: Phelps at August 13, 2009 04:53 PM

I'm wity Phelps.

1: "Should I wear slacks or finally go back to shaving my legs?"

Legs are in, baby. You can never discount one single selling point.

2: "Black shoes or brown? and can I even find them?"

Find the black ones. Always look like you mean it.

3: "Hair long and straight, or sedately confined?"

Hair up and pinned out of reach. Always have more than you're willing to give and leave them to wonder about it. Up and tight. Take not one @#$% prisoner.

"What IS the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

African or European?

Oh, cra-a-a-a-p!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 14, 2009 03:42 AM

Wish I would've gotten here earlier, I would've recommended the corset & plunging-neckline peasant blouse ;-)

Hope it went well for you anyway.

Posted by: Harvey at August 16, 2009 07:58 PM