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Taking off suit jacket at beginning of interview?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thought I'd get some opinions:

I have an interview in my school's career center on Thursday. The rooms are small and warm, and it could be as long as 30 minutes.

The interview is for a staff accountant position with a local CPA firm of 65 people or so.

Is it okay to greet the interviewer, then take off my suit jacket before sitting down?

I'd feel more comfortable without it on, and it won't be as hot. Thanks for the advice!
post #2 of 27
Sure and take your shoes off while you're at it.
post #3 of 27
You've already told us what you want to hear but all you're going to hear is the opposite. Oh, btw, do not do that.
post #4 of 27
yea take it off to reveal your overactive sweat glands....
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Da Luis Vuitton Don View Post
yea take it off to reveal your overactive sweat glands....

This made me chuckle a bit.

Perhaps bring an ice cold bottle of water into the room with you to drink periodically. Should help keep your internal temp from rising to quickly.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
This made me chuckle a bit.

Perhaps bring an ice cold bottle of water into the room with you to drink periodically. Should help keep your internal temp from rising to quickly.

Maybe i should have added something useful, too late though as you have him covered!
post #7 of 27
Just suffer through it. What would you do with your jacket afterwards, tie it around your waist?
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
I can picture taking it off and laying it over the arm of the chair or a nearby chair. Thanks for the info though guys, It'll stay on! SF has spoken and all ; ). Just dropped it at the tailor to slim up the sleeves, maybe I'll find it a bit more comfortable after the work is done.
post #9 of 27
That would look weird, like you're going to get naked. Keep it on until you start getting hot, then they will understand. Just don't wait until you start sweating hard.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by longskate88 View Post
Thought I'd get some opinions: I have an interview in my school's career center on Thursday. The rooms are small and warm, and it could be as long as 30 minutes. The interview is for a staff accountant position with a local CPA firm of 65 people or so. Is it okay to greet the interviewer, then take off my suit jacket before sitting down? I'd feel more comfortable without it on, and it won't be as hot. Thanks for the advice!
When I was studying in Singapore it took me 20 minutes to walk to class if I chose to ditch the shuttle. To avoid bathing in my own sweat I'd drink about half a liter of ice cold water and I would be fine. Go with the ice water running through you veins. Best of luck.
post #11 of 27
This would be a perfect question to ask the career advisors at the Career Center
post #12 of 27
humm, don't do it. You only have to do it once and it might make the difference. Is it worth losing the job just because of 30 minutes of sweating?
post #13 of 27
It might also depend on what the interviewer is wearing. If he/she is dressed very casually, then doffing the jacket might not be a bad idea.
post #14 of 27
UGH. no. My god... What is this world coming to.................................
post #15 of 27
Leave it on.
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