To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

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To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:03 pm

What are peoples' opinions on wearing glasses? I have always thought they give an appearance of intelligence so actually help you in interviews. This may be dependent on what kind of law you are doing (i.e. corporate, district litigator, ip).

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:07 pm

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby Stinson » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:07 pm

Anonymous? Really?

Anyway, some people look better with glasses, others without. Do what works best for you and stop overthinking.

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby KD35 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are peoples' opinions on wearing glasses? I have always thought they give an appearance of intelligence so actually help you in interviews. This may be dependent on what kind of law you are doing (i.e. corporate, district litigator, ip).

The important question is are they hipster glasses or sophisticated glasses?

But really, I don't think it'd make a huge difference, glasses are pretty commonplace in every work environment. Hard to imagine you get a point bump for glasses with an employer. Way more important things to worry about.

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby MrProhibition » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:12 pm

I think nonverbal communication is extremely important when meeting people, but it is also something that probably isn't usually worth writing down on a review. Therefore, the relevance of glasses not only depends on the type of law that you are wanting to practice in (in regards to if you are being interviewed by people who are expecting "geeks" then glasses may cement that principle) but also when in the process you are interviewing. This last includes both screeners (where it probably does not matter at all) and early callbacks or later callbacks where the nonverbal communication will be more recent in their memory and thus impact their decision slightly more. All of that being said, I do no think a firm is going to hire you because you wore glasses.

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:13 pm

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby echooo23 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:20 pm

I asked this question before and got this answer:

spleenworship wrote:Do you sound dumb? (not "are you dumb," just do you sound dumb?) if so, wear glasses.

Do you sound smart? wear contacts

Do you sound average? (for a law student) wear whatever you want


I would also add: do you look young? If so, wear glasses.

Ultimately, so long as they are appropriate looking glasses, I don't think anyone will even give it a second thought no matter what you wear.

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Re: To Wear Glasses or Not to Interviews and Callbacks...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:24 pm

This is the last thing you should be thinking about before interviews. If you don't normally wear contacts I can't imagine anything worse than wearing them for the first time during the interview. Just be yourself, that is the only way you'll get the offer.




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