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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby seatown12 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:58 am

What day of the week is it?

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:50 pm

What is the appropriate dress for meeting several partners for a beer? I have had a screener with this firm, and set up a meeting with several partners when I notified the firm I was going to be in the area. Full suit and tie, or ditch the tie and go business casual + suit jacket?

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby rpupkin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the appropriate dress for meeting several partners for a beer? I have had a screener with this firm, and set up a meeting with several partners when I notified the firm I was going to be in the area. Full suit and tie, or ditch the tie and go business casual + suit jacket?

Wait . . .you set it up a meeting at a bar with several partners? How did you arrange that? (The answers to these questions are potentially relevant to your dress code question.)

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby Davidbentley » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the appropriate dress for meeting several partners for a beer? I have had a screener with this firm, and set up a meeting with several partners when I notified the firm I was going to be in the area. Full suit and tie, or ditch the tie and go business casual + suit jacket?


Latter unless you're in DC.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:12 pm

rpupkin wrote:Wait . . .you set it up a meeting at a bar with several partners? How did you arrange that? (The answers to these questions are potentially relevant to your dress code question.)


I didn't set it up at a bar, I suggested meeting with some attorneys and they decided to meet for a drink.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby rpupkin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
rpupkin wrote:Wait . . .you set it up a meeting at a bar with several partners? How did you arrange that? (The answers to these questions are potentially relevant to your dress code question.)


I didn't set it up at a bar, I suggested meeting with some attorneys and they decided to meet for a drink.

There are a lot of factors here that could affect the attire choice (region, firm culture, practice area, venue for drinks). Although business casual would be fine 95% of the time for this kind of thing, I'll recommend a suit and tie just in case your circumstances fall in the 5%.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:36 pm

It's a job interview. No one is going to fault you for showing up in a suite and tie.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby lolwat » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:41 pm

kalvano wrote:It's a job interview. No one is going to fault you for showing up in a suite and tie.


Showing up in a suite might be bad if the interview is at a bar.

But yep, agree.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby h2go » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:25 pm

lolwat wrote:
kalvano wrote:It's a job interview. No one is going to fault you for showing up in a suite and tie.


Showing up in a suite might be bad if the interview is at a bar.

But yep, agree.


I'm in NorCal. People would definitely find it weird if you showed up to a bar in a suit. I would strongly recommend against it if that's where you are located.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby rpupkin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:35 pm

h2go wrote:
lolwat wrote:
kalvano wrote:It's a job interview. No one is going to fault you for showing up in a suite and tie.


Showing up in a suite might be bad if the interview is at a bar.

But yep, agree.


I'm in NorCal. People would definitely find it weird if you showed up to a bar in a suit. I would strongly recommend against it if that's where you are located.

Eh. Even in NorCal it depends a bit on the firm and the practice group. Also, I think some folks are imagining a crowded hip bar. Given the context, it's much more likely that this will take place in fancy hotel bar or something, where a suit and tie would be less conspicuous.

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Re: Dress Code - Interview over coffee

Postby sublime » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Yea, I'd show up in a suit and tie, and you can always take off the tie.

Better to be one step overdressed than one step underdressed.



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