Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Note To Prospective Job Seekers

Today, I saw The Nanny Diaries. This was, perhaps, not my best movie-going choice ever, but none the less, I have come away from the experience with a valuable job-interview-don't. As the film opens, the main character Annie, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a recent college graduate seeking employment in the financial field. She interviews for a highly competitive position. Her chosen outfit: a gray skirt suit. A wise decision. Her choice of hosiery, however, not so wise. I shudder, even now, at the recollection that our heroine, Annie the eventual Nanny, wears, with her smart gray skirt suit, white ankle socks.

2 comments:

Matteo said...

Noone has commented on this, so I'm going to have to do it. I would never wear a skirt suit to a job interview. I know what I'm talking about, I'm a pretty snappy dresser, let me tell you. A skirt suit would definitely be a faux pas (that's french), it means you didn't get the job.

Lindsey said...

Not to mention the challenge of finding a skirt suit in your size.