what to wear (female)?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by greenleaf, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:24 AM.

  1. greenleaf

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    I know it seems like a silly question, but all the advice on this forum in terms of what to wear for the nomination interview is for guys. Any suggestions for all the female applicants? What's the best thing to wear? Thanks!
     
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    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    Do you want to make an appropriate statement? Wear a nice dress but it should be somewhat conservative. This is not the time to display lots of cleavage or very short skirt/dress.
    I've done hundreds of academy interviews and the ones who stand out negatively for their attire are either way too casual OR are wearing daring, clubwear type stuff.
     
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    We live in a very casual part of the country, but DD wore nice gray pants, blue cropped blazer and simple flats. Everything was clean and pressed. Nothing fancy, but she showed that she meant business.

    Oh, and stand up straight and give a firm handshake.
     
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    One should err on the side of conservative. But I do agree that regional differences are significant. One doesn't dress the same in Oahu versus the District of Columbia.
     
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    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    Do you shake hands with the candidates that you interview?

    The interview teams that I've worked with rarely do so
     
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    Interesting. I could understand MOC panels not shaking hands because of the sheer number of people in the room during a group interview.

    However on a one on one BGO interview, why wouldn't you shake hands?

    Four years ago, my DS did not shake hands during his MOC panel interview, but did shake hands on his NROTC/MO officer interview and his BGO interview.
     
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    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    Maybe I'm confused here. Since the topic was nomination interviews, my answer was about nomination interviews, not BGO interviews and I did mention interview teams which is not a thing on my BGO interviews but is generally the case for the Senatorial interviews that I also do.

    By the way, kudos to you for knowing the details of your son's interview handshakes. I haven't the slightest idea if my son shook hands before/after his interviews or not. :confused2:
     
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    Ashamedly, (my wife scolds me for this) I tend to de-brief my DS after important events that I cannot attend.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    If one is going to shake hands, be sure to use the upper-handed double-palm grab. It's most effective according to the TV commercials I watch. :D
     
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    This is good advice. Just beware the “hanging pinky” or “mis-aligned palm.” Practice beforehand, lest you embarrass yourself. This type of handshake goes best with straight, white teeth and a twinkle in your eye.
     
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