Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

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Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Poll ended at Tue May 27, 2014 7:53 pm

Yes
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47%
No
18
53%
 
Total votes: 34

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Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:53 pm

1L just got a v100 callback. Can I wear this? Used search and it said go with red or blue, but I like this tie for some reason and just want to confirm it's conservative enough. Many thanks!

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?g=g&pn=12445

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Grazzhoppa
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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:57 pm

absolutely not.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby sparty99 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:1L just got a v100 callback. Can I wear this? Used search and it said go with red or blue, but I like this tie for some reason and just want to confirm it's conservative enough. Many thanks!

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?g=g&pn=12445


Wow, really. You asked this question.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:07 pm

Go red or blue. A V100 1L cb is like a unicorn. Don't fuck it up with a bad tie.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby vulaw » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Voted yes. But if you aren't sure just go with red/blue

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:06 pm

Do you have time to get a more conservative tie? I think that's a bit loud.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:11 pm

Do the colors have a special significance? Probably not. Just don't wear it.

But that tie does look like it would look gorgeous with a good navy suit for the summer you work there.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:20 pm

Not okay for V100

Might be good for your run of the mill NLJ250 though

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby ph14 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:22 pm

I think it would probably be fine but I still voted "no" because you are going to need a red or blue tie as part of your wardrobe anyways so you might as well buy one and wear it.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:23 pm

rad lulz wrote:Not okay for V100

Might be good for your run of the mill NLJ250 though


I see comments like this often. It is a joke right? OP, and anyone else reading: treat any and all job interviews like a supposed "V5." You should never project less than your best. Now I understand that you probably would be more willing to break the bank if you have a around of interviews with some top Vault firms, as opposed to some government gigs. But spending the 20-50 bucks to get an appropriate tie and belt... come on.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:25 pm

ph14 wrote:I think it would probably be fine but I still voted "no" because you are going to need a red or blue tie as part of your wardrobe anyways so you might as well buy one and wear it.


Great point. When I was interviewing during 2L OCI I made sure to get items that would work for the job that I would end up getting. Getting a few staple ties is always an intelligent move.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby patogordo » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:25 pm

rad lulz wrote:Not okay for V100

Might be good for your run of the mill NLJ250 though

stop spreading pre-ITE misinfo. this tie is now only acceptable for litigation boutiques with fewer than 20 attys and solo practitioners whose last names start with T.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby patogordo » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:26 pm

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Not okay for V100

Might be good for your run of the mill NLJ250 though


I see comments like this often. It is a joke right? OP, and anyone else reading: treat any and all job interviews like a supposed "V5." You should never project less than your best. Now I understand that you probably would be more willing to break the bank if you have a around of interviews with some top Vault firms, as opposed to some government gigs. But spending the 20-50 bucks to get an appropriate tie and belt... come on.

if you treat every firm like a V5 you can only do five interviews, bad advice. better to apply broadly.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:01 pm

If this thread is real, it is awesome.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:12 pm

It's gotten to the point where I can't tell who is trolling and who isn't on TLS.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:50 pm

As someone who works in a more conservative V100 firm, I'd say its almost certainly fine. But it is on the louder side. Can never hurt to play it safe with a more typical color, whether it be blue, red, green, etc. But if you ultimately went with this tie, not like anyone would think its improper.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby unlicensedpotato » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:08 pm

I don't know that it would offend anyone (I've seen people wearing any and everything to CBs), but it's still hideous.

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Re: Is the tie OK for a callback interview?

Postby juzam_djinn » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:47 pm

which market is this CB in?




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