What should you look for in interview flats? When, if ever, must you wear heels to an interview? Which are the most stylish kinds of flats for interviews? Reader L wonders: I’m starting law school in August, and I’ve heard that heels (3-4″) are a MUST for interviewing and working at a law firm. However, … Read More about What to Look For in Interview Flats
How to Thank Your References
A reader wondered how to thank your references if you’re job hunting…
Tales from the Wallet: Negotiating a Great Salary
How does one negotiate a good compensation package?
How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season
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
A Bald Head… and a Job Interview
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 Your Interviewer Get a Thank-You Note or eThanks?
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?
Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
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
Emergency Reader Mail: What to wear to a lunch with an interviewer?
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?
The Dress Code for Informal Interviews: Tips and Tricks
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 really … Read More about The Dress Code for Informal Interviews: Tips and Tricks
Corporette 101: The Old Mirror Trick
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
10 Things About … Interviewing
2020 Update: We still stand by this general interviewing advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. We realize interview week is over at some schools; for others they’re still to come. Still, callbacks will be going on well into September and October, so … Read More about 10 Things About … Interviewing
Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally
Update: We still stand by the advice below on what to wear on interviews generally, but you may also want to check out our frequently updated Guide to Interview Suits, our roundup of the best women’s suits, and our best on-campus interview tips and resources. Wow, it’s the start of the interview season already for … Read More about Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally