Job interviews. A necessary evil. Always uncomfortable. Never fun.
Lately, I’ve been seeking another part-time job. I had an interview last week, and I wore a nice sleeveless dress. In the past, I would NEVER have done this.
Because my muscles show. And I never know what people think of a woman with muscles and I didn’t want to bias any of them.
Last year, I was seeking a job as well, and I purposely wore clothes on every interview to hide my muscles. I didn’t want to be judged because of them. Furthermore, if a man was interviewing me, I didn’t think he’d find them all that attractive and may even be jealous. And I didn’t want that.
This time around I have a different attitude: I don’t care any more if I’m judged because of my muscles. I work damn hard at my body and I like showing them off. I like wearing form-fitting dresses and skirts. I like being a woman and I shouldn’t be ashamed of that.
And it’s summer. I can’t exactly wear a sweater or long sleeves. So a sleeveless dress makes sense.
Besides, my CrossFit certification is on my resume. I can’t exactly hide it, now can I? Nor do I want to. Not anymore.
I’m strong and proud. As we all should be. No matter our body types.