First of all .... hi! I'm new here. This might seem like an obvious question, but I'm a bit rusty on such things as job hunting, etc. I've been staying home with my kids and I haven't taught since the year 2000. My son is about to begin kindergarten, so I'm gearing up to launch into my job search. I'll be seeking a job as a secondary language arts teacher. My standard dress for the past few years has been workout attire. I don't have anything interview-worthy in my wardrobe, so I'll have to go shopping. (I hate shopping, by the way.) So what should I look for when I hit the mall? One of my non-teacher friends recommends a stern black or dark blue business suit. Isn't that a bit much? I was thinking I could get away with wearing a dark, below-the-knee skirt, and a short-sleeved blouse of some kind. And what about my hair? My friend thinks I ought to pull it back in a bun, but I prefer to just pull it back with a large clip, which is much more casual. Any thoughts? What did you wear for your last interview?