Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
When I have hired people, I always took the ones who came in with a "workman like" turn out. Example - casual khaki pants/capri, in my mind even clean well fitting jeans with no holes is OK, a polo shirt, belt, and barn appropriate foot wear (hiking shoes, riding boots etc). I didn't want to see someone who looks like they just jumped off their horse or climbed out of the **** pile. Nor did I want to see someone look like they were ready for a board meeting at microsoft. Think "professional and work-friendly".
Be honest, direct and friendly with answers. If you don't know an answer to a question, say so, but add that you are eager to learn. Don't try to dazzle with expert knowledge. You may come off as a know it all. Don't be afraid to use humor, either! Working in a barn is to be part of a team and they want to see not only that you are competent but that they can live and work with you in harmony. No one wants to work with a co-worker with no sense of humor.
**ETA*** PLEASE don't wear super tight pants, or pants with a super low-rise. It makes you seem juvenile and not work-oriented, KWIM?
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork
Last edited by shesinthebarn; 06-23-2010 at 04:58 PM.