LOL yes to all of the above. I work with young people, too, if you get the job you should look into the Finding myplace program, it's local library based program for kids at risk of dropping out of school, all about giving them a 'third space' ie the library to use as a point of info seeking and community engagement. It's a fantastic program but not one I can run here as the schools are pretty hoity toity and couldn't care less about their at risk kids, they'd rather they just buggered off to TAFE. It was piloted in WA but has been done all over the country.
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26-05-2012 21:58 #11
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26-05-2012 22:06 #12
I agree with your original instinct. I work in the non-profit, human services sector too and the very corporate look is not the best fit in that field. When I worked as a youth worker (for a very short time) I got to wear jeans and docs and my fav tops - I loved it.
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What you picked sounds great. I work in community services also, but I dress even more low key than that and so do all of the women I work with. However that may be because we are a close knit community already and its so casual.. I think you are right in wanting to strike a balance between approachable and professional.
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26-05-2012 22:28 #14
Thanks to everyone, it has been really helpful to hear from those of you who have worked/are working in the human services sector!
The dress code for the interview is a bit confusing though, because the job is in an office environment rather than for example in a youth service, so I suppose a certain "office" look is expected. But thanks to all of your input, I think I will go for the blouse I bought!
Yay, I am so excited!
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30-05-2012 22:31 #15
Hope you went well!
I think what you explained sounds great
I am a bigger lady so I find it hard to wear button up blouses. I often choose nice black business pants, a nice sleeveless top (my arms don't fit anything) and then a Jacket or a nice cardi depending on who the interview is with.
I feel I look nice in that style and I think that is fine for office based work interviews. I used to wear suttoned up blouses and suit jackets when I was thinner but was often told I was over dressing.
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31-05-2012 10:28 #16
Yeah hope it went well Mim
I dread the day I have to dress up for interviews. I'm past the spewey stage mostly lol but geez I can barely remember the last time I left the house in something other than Jeans!
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