"Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

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"Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby lymenheimer » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:30 pm

If I am meeting up with a recent graduate for a coffee date, is it weird for me to get like a chai latte or something that's not coffee?

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Postby runinthefront » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:37 pm

no.
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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby rpupkin » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:43 pm

lymenheimer wrote:If I am meeting up with a recent graduate for a coffee date, is it weird for me to get like a chai latte or something that's not coffee?

Depends. If the recent graduate is at a V25, no problem. But if it's a lower-ranked Vault firm, I would stick with black coffee. Maybe a plain chai (i.e., not a chai latte) would be okay, but I wouldn't push it.

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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby GreenEggs » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:59 pm

The only thing that would be weird is if you don't get anything at all
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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby Nebby » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:10 pm

lymenheimer wrote:If I am meeting up with a recent graduate for a coffee date, is it weird for me to get like a chai latte or something that's not coffee?

Very weird. Gives off a low T vibe and I wouldn't trust you with any responsibility

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Postby bearsfan23 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:15 pm

Just treat it like you would any other normal date

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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby Nebby » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:41 pm

Hymen, they're called informational interviews btw

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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby lymenheimer » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:16 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:Just treat it like you would any other normal date

Instructions unclear. Got dick stuck in espresso machine.

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Re: "Coffee Date" Ettiquete Question

Postby Voyager » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:57 pm

Hi. When I meet someone for a coffee chat/informational interview, what drink the person orders is not something I worry about.

Here is what I DO care about:
-What do they know about this type of job?
-What have they bothered to learn about the company/firm?
-What sort of questions do they ask?
-Energy level: do they seem engaged in the meeting?
-Can I engage them in a conversation about my work? Can I get them to solve a business problem with me (soft case interview)? How do they handle themselves? (obviously law firms don't ask about business problems... but man, if I were a practicing lawyer I would super enjoy a law student engaging with me on issues of law... the student would likely get it wrong, but it would show how they think)
-Most importantly: do I LIKE this person? Could I see myself working with them on a team?

Be aware that hiring managers will certainly meet with you even if they do not have any openings currently... but I will ALSO help stand out candidates link up with my network and refer them into a job and have been successful in doing so.

(I assume OP was joking, but I also expect many of you have limited interview experience so an answer from an actual hiring authority might be helpful to the forum...)



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