Job interview: What should I wear?
I got a second interview (yay!) for a job that I'm overqualified for in terms of training (yay!) but underqualified for in terms of experience (boo!). →
[More:] The position would involve working with people who are formerly homeless and/or with mental health issues (borderline, schizophrenic, addictions) get along in transitional housing without too much conflict.
It's kind of Real World
meets Celebrity Rehab
The first interview went well, but I think I came across as perhaps not quite tough enough to deal with the client population; I am tough enough, I think, but it's more due to a quiet persistent stubbornness that may not translate well to a 30min. interview. (I nailed the empathetic and collaborative parts, though.) I'm trying to figure out how to present myself so that I don't come across as submissive or girly or whatever.
I wore black silk trousers, a tank top, and a black cardigan to the first interview. I have very little in the way of a dressy summer wardrobe, though, so I basically have variations on that outfit, skirts, and dresses. I don't want to look like I'm wearing the exact same thing as the first interview (it's with the same interviewer), but I have a gut feeling the dresses or skirts may not be the way to go.
The uniform for the position seems to be khakis and a company-issued (nice) polo shirt. I have no khakis that fit me at the moment.