What not to wear #1
An Alum called to share this story (2/06): A Lateral Candidate arrived at a very conservative law firm in a very conservative city wearing jeans and a t-shirt. "I just got off the plane," he said. Jeans and t-shirts are appropriate interview attire if -- and only if --
(1) you are meeting a lawyer at a coffee shop before or after her morning run; or
(2) the suit you were wearing on the plane because you knew that you had an early interview was taken from your body by force, your luggage was destroyed, and the only available clothing was what you could borrow from the Air Marshall.
"He was completely unprepared and totally unprofessional," said our Alum.
For more valuable advice from alums covering all stages of your job search and career path, go to "Going to Work: Paths to Professionalism"