advice best ignored…

Since The Girl graduated, she’s been busy preparing for exams, moving and seeking employment in her chosen field. It’s a niche skill*, so as she continues to slog her way through job postings, she is also looking for a job locally to pay expenses.

She’s unloaded applications across the area, and was just called in for an interview at a local book store. This is her first job interview in awhile, and she was a bit nervous. As she and i discussed the proper attire for such an interview, The Boy couldn’t help throw in his two cents…

daisyfae: Wear your glasses. You need to go with the ‘Tina Fey Smartgirl’ look.

The Girl: I’ve got a nice skirt, blouse and cardigan that might work.

The Boy: You’ve got to slut it up just a little bit…

daisyfae: What? It’s a book store! She’s not going to be swinging on a pole…

The Boy: Just a little bit. The look that says “good girl, who could be a little naughty”.

The Girl:  Maybe just a little cleavage?

daisyfae:  FUCK NO!  It’s a bookstore.  Besides, it’s probably a woman doing the hiring…

The Girl:  No, it was a man who called me…

The Boy:  Look, on my last two jobs, the bossman was chasing the women.  The key is that they like the ‘good girl’ gone wild.  “Slutty girls gone wild” just isn’t the same thing… it’s not a challenge.

daisyfae:  i still say go with the ‘bookish’ look.

The Boy:  “Sexy librarian”.  Exactly…

The Girl:  So the kind of shirt that might show a little cleavage if i bent over?  I guess i could drop a pencil…

daisyfae: [….]

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* Arabic / Middle Eastern studies is lucrative and employable, however, if you choose not to work for a 3-letter government organization, it takes a bit longer…