Sitting as a member of an interview panel - what would you wear?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I see no reason to dress up - it's the summer, after all, and I'm not the one being interviewed. I would think wearing what I would normally wear to teach would be fine....right? :lol:
     
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    I guess that depends on what you normally wear to teach. I would dress at least biz casual. You are representing your school and an interview is a two way street, right?
     
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    I once interviewed people wearing knit shorts, a ratty t-shirt splattered with paint, and a do-rag. I was painting my room.
     
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    I am currently on an interview panel and I have been many times. It is an honor to be on an interview panel, and I always dress up for this experience. I'm sure your P will appreciate it.

    Where I teach the women on the interview team dress up although they are never told to do so. You are representing your school and yes the interviewee is paying attention to those on the panel. I know when I am on an interview panel, I ask questions as well as the P.
     
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    When I was hired by my P last summer he had on blue jeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes.

    I've had the opportunity to participate on 3 different interview panels at my last school and at all of them we pretty much just wore what we'd wear to teach. For me...Im very casual. On all occasions I had on jeans and a collared polo style shirt.
     
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    I wore dress pants, a dressy top, and heels.
    I would not go any more casual than you teach in.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    :thumb:

    Sundress with cardi

    Skirt and knit top
     
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    Although I can't say I have much experience in that regard I would say;
    -slacks or skirt (obviously only wear the skirt if you're a woman :lol:)
    -Nice top: blouse/button up
    -Nice shoes, not flip flops or sneakers
     
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    You know your limits on what to wear, so go for it.
    Have fun!
    Rebel1
     
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    I'd wear khakis and a polo.
     
  12. Pisces_Fish

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    I'm really excited for these interviews, I've never had the opportunity to have any input on my team. I'm honored to be entrusted with some of this responsibility. I decided to wear what I normally would to a day of parent-teacher conferences. Just slightly more dressy than I would normally but still comfortable enough to teach in all day.
     
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    This is sad- I chose my shoes first. I don't usually wear heels to school (unless it is a big event- awards, first day, etc...) and I have many, many pairs from my car dealership days (plus I love them). Anyway, I wore my favorite pair of black heels- they have 4 inch heels. I knew I'd be sitting all day, so no worries! Then I built the outfit around it!
     
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    That works, you can't look bad for dressing up a bit.

    I sat in on 10-15 interviews last summer. I dressed nicely for the first one. When I saw the principals in typical summer clothing I followed their lead.
     
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    Whatever is appropriate for your school. Your decision sounds fine. I have worn normal teaching attire. My husband typically wears Hawaiian shirts to work and that is what he interviews in!!!!! It's a top-notch school in a granola community. Kind of casual. The candidates might as well see what the culture is like there!
     
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    When I've participated on interview panels in the past, I've always worn what I would wear teaching (nice slacks/blouse, dress, or skirt/blouse). It's important to look professional.
     

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