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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorningstarcpc View Post
    Both of these suggestions are good. I have always heard you should wear what you would wear while on the job. So I agree that business to business casual for dropping off resumes. You never know when you might get lucky and get interviewed on the spot! Good luck to you, good initiative!

    I had to share this when I read this! I had just moved to a new town to go to college and I was dropping off resumes to different businesses. I had been moving all day and was hot and tired but I needed to drop just one more resume off, this time at the hospital. I went to HR and handed them my application. She looked at it then and there and told me to wait a minute. She went and spoke to the director of that department and came back and told me that she would go ahead and interview me. I was soooo embarrased because I was wearing capri jeans and a tshirt, with no makeup and my hair in a pony tail!! Luckily for me, she liked me and my application and I worked there until I graduated years later. That was my lesson learned. Now, I always try and look presentable even when I drop off my resumes!

    I personally like to wear black pants and a nice top or I have 2 suits that I can choose from (depending on the position that I am interviewing from). Also, women don't wear too much jewelry and don't wear strong perfume. You don't want to make too much noise with a lot of jewelry, like bangles. Also - DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES!!!

    Best wishes!
    Rachel Nelson, RHIA, CPC-A

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    I always tell my students to dress for the job they want not for the job they have. But you can't go wrong with a conservative business suit no matter what the dress code is for the postential employer. I like EMCALLISTER's suggestion about a touch of color with shirts and scarves. You want to be remembered, so having a little something to make you stand out is a good idea.

    ie; "You remember her right? She was the one with the pretty blue and green scarf"

    Not much more to add to everyone else's comments about attire but I do have an interviewing tip: I had an Office Manager friend who was interviewing to fill a medical assistant position and she said the hardest part was trying to get some of the applicants to elaborate. She said she didn't like having to pull the answers out of them.

    Go to an interview prepared.
    Don't just answer yes and no to their questions.
    Tell a story. Give specific examples to back up your answers.

    And Good Luck to you!
    Last edited by lovealx; 01-28-2010 at 10:10 AM.

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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, VA


    Quote Originally Posted by jujubejewels View Post
    Hi, I am recently-credenatialed medical biller, coding and medical administratiove specialist. I am ready to start my job search and was wondering what I should wear to drop off my resume to offices. I don't know how conservative this field is? Please let me know what you think.

    A nice black/blue suit would be nice. I am from the "old school" that the first impression stays w/a person. I have hired alot of people because of their dressings and alot of people didn't get a second chance because of their dressings. Something to think about. Please note that if you are going to wear a dress or skirt to have stockings w/closed in toe shoes. Looks very professional and you want someone to take you serious.
    Good Luck
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC
    AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017
    Region 1 - NorthEast - ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

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