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Old 11-30-2012, 10:34 AM
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interview attire for paraprofessional interview

My interview has already come and gone, but I was interested in anyone else's take on this. :-)

I just interviewed for the position I am currently working as a daily sub in. It's a salaried paraprofessional job at a special needs preschool. I wore my usual dress suit to the interview that I wear when I am interviewing for actual teaching positions. I felt I should look my best, even for a non-teaching position.

Did I overdress, or was a suit totally appropriate?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:06 PM
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I always wear professional dress to an interview, no matter the position.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:59 PM
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Paraprofessionals don't really hold non-teaching positions. Our paras teach all day long in small groups.

Anyway, I agree with smalltowngal.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:53 PM
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I don't think you can over dress for an interview. You will never look like you're trying too hard. You'll look like you're a professional.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:12 AM
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Awesome! I'm glad that I seem to have done the right thing.
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