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On job interviews and bad weather

Yesterday I had a job interview.

I won't give details about the company or what happened, but I want to share two big tips that I have never been given by an agent that did go down well.

Be practical about the circumstances

Dress smartly and win a good first impression, certainly, but don't put form over function. One agency I've worked with told me to wear a skirt if possible as I am a girl, but for personal reasons I do not do so.

But in bad weather, get a good balance between looking good and aiming to arrive.

I left for the interview in my Karrimoor hybrid walkers because my interview boots have a lousy tread for yesterday's snow/ice conditions. I wore a suit and a new coat which was padded and warm with thick gloves from the last time snow settled in the south of England. In a backpack I kept my essentials, some tissues and my interview boots to swap into, and fortunately there was a coffee shop below the office so I bought a drink so I could refresh myself before …