>>Janet Davis wrote:
What I'm curious about is what would be appropriate attire for an
archaeologist going for an interview?? A traditional suit and tie (for men)
might suggest a person who's had little practical experience, whilst normal
working gear would look like they weren't prepared to make an effort.
There's rather a lack of choice in acceptable attire for men generally.
I have to admit in the long distant past of having 'crawled off an
excavation' to go for an interview. Due to the short notice of the interview
and having no 'clean' clothes at the time, nor much money to rapidly buy
another set I went ad hoc.
The 'unit' (and no names here) interviewed me in very plush surroundings all
wearing jackets and some ties. I did apologies for my attire and hoped that
they did not recognise the odour of 'sweaty cess pit' underlying a drenching
Surprisingly I was offered the job.
So perhaps ties are out for interviews and sweaty jumpers in!
John Wood of Sussex