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Discussion in 'Women in Healthcare' started by WhyNeedAName, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. WhyNeedAName

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    For interviews (school, job, etc), should a woman like me who is 5'9 wear heels?
     
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  3. sb247

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    No height is required to wear heels
     
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    I'm a tall woman, as well. I say wear them if you like them!
    If you're not used to wearing heels, though, that's something to consider, too. Personally, I keep my heels two inches or below, because I have trouble walking in anything higher than that.
     
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  6. WhyNeedAName

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    I'm usually not a fan, but I was told it's more professional. Thank you for the 2 inches thing because I don't want to wear heels that makes me 6ft and uncomfortable.
     
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    I'm about the same height, I usually wear the same very comfortable, very boring 1.5 inch pumps to interviews because my suits look better with heels. Flats always struck me as too casual to wear with a full suit, but no way I'm wobbling around in truly high heels all day.
     
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    The "perfect" interview shoe is a classic pump with a 3 - 4" heel. If you can wear them reasonably, do that. If you can't, as a tall woman you can go down as low as 1 1/2" or so, but it risks making you look less confident - as if you were trying to avoid being taller than the guys.
     
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    If you like heels yes. I’m tall as well, and mine are sky high. Anyone who doesn’t like it...oh well.


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    I think a small heel is nice and comfortable, but the dress code stilettos are not provided.
     
  11. Robbin

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    You must wear formal footwear.
     
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    Depends on what you mean by formal. Any dress shoes will work, with or without heels. I’ve even seen men’s style shoes.
     
  13. Robbin

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    I think as your height already 5'9 I think no need to wear heel because as i think you are already very tall. so, if you wear heel it look okward.
     

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