2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to look for in interview flats— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our roundup of cute flats for the office, or our Guide to Interview Suits! What should you look for in interview flats? When, if ever, must … Read More about What to Look For in Interview Flats
Reader C has a great question about thank yous to your references… I’m anxiously awaiting a few job offers–and am wondering if a $100 gift card to a delicious local restaurant is an appropriate thank you for each of my references? (The potential offers are for healthcare-related opportunities–hospital positions and consulting gigs.) What have you … Read More about How to Thank Your References
Reader A, a CPAA with 12 years of experience, writes with some great questions… How does one negotiate a good compensation package? I have only ever worked for local firms. The salary data online seems to reflect “big 4” or equivalent pay scales. I have talked to a few headhunters and they all seem to … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Negotiating a Great Salary
2016 Update: We still stand by the below advice — but if you’d like to check out our more recent discussion on how not to gain weight as a summer associate, you can check it out here. Summer is nearly upon us! As law school, business school, and college interns flood the workforce, calendars fill … Read More about How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season
Today’s e-mail is from J, who has a question about bold hair choices and job interviews… I’m a public policy grad student, graduating in May and applying for jobs all over the place , but many in DC (employers range from government-level, to think-tanks, to smaller non-profits). I am 22. Right now I am pretty … Read More about A Bald Head… and a Job Interview
Should you thank an interviewer with an email or a card? We’ve wondered about this for a while as well, so reader J’s question strikes us as particularly interesting… After an interview, everyone knows that it is good manners to send a perfunctory “Thank You” note. However, is it still recommended that the “Thank You” … Read More about Should Your Interviewer Get a Thank-You Note or eThanks?
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing — including whether it’s appropriate to wear black tights with a suit. Here are her questions: I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
We got this request in over the weekend, and had to weigh in… I’m a 2L in law school and going to a job fair next weekend, where I have a few interviews. Since getting the interviews and I have been in touch with a friend of a friend who is well connected, and who … Read More about Emergency Reader Mail: What to wear to a lunch with an interviewer?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the dress code for an informal interview — but you may also want to check out our more recent advice on what to wear to an informational interview. Today’s reader mail is an interesting one… what DO you wear to an informal interview? I am not … Read More about The Dress Code for Informal Interviews: Tips and Tricks
Reader A writes in with an urgent request… I sent in my cover letter + resume to a firm and was invited to a dinner with potentially 2+ members of the student hiring committee (I’m assuming other students were invited as well…) the restaurant is quite high end and I was wondering what recommendations you would … Read More about Urgent Reader Mail: What to wear to an interview/dinner?
Whenever you have a seriously important professional day — for example, an interview — you need to be wearing your most conservative, “notice my brains not my fashion sense” outfit. This means, unfortunately, that you need to be sure you know how the suit you wear looks from all angles. How does it look if … Read More about Corporette 101: The Old Mirror Trick
This time last year, here’s what was on our minds… Suit(s) of the Week: The Basics Reader Mailbag: What to Wear On Interviews Generally 10 Things About… Interviewing Poll Results: Nude Pantyhose for Interviews The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags