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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
This but instead

arrive early. Carry in your jacket. Take the time to go into the bathroom and wipe the sweat off your forehead. Get a cool drink. Then put your jacket on.

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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
who has an interview at a starbucks?

wear a suit, regardless. Its hot...suck it up. If necessary, get there way early without your coat on, clean yourself up in the mens room (splash water on your face, etc) and then put your coat on.

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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
who has an interview at a starbucks?

wear a suit, regardless. Its hot...suck it up. If necessary, get there way early without your coat on, clean yourself up in the mens room (splash water on your face, etc) and then put your coat on.

To pile on with everybody else, I agree with this. Were I hiring someone, I'd be impressed with someone's ability to show up in a difficult situation looking calm, sharp, and in charge, because they took the time to put together a suit and get there early enough to make it look easy and effortless, over someone who just decided it wasn't worth the effort.

I think the khaki is totally fine for a summer interview in the heat, especially if you stick to a more formal shirt and tie. So I'd say avoid a shirt with too strong a pattern, or a button-down.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post


2. Cotton Khaki



That will be 100% O.K. for the specific circumstances of this interview.
post #20 of 29
This brings back memories of the hell that was on-campus interviewing in law school during a scorching DC summer back in 2002.

GW had its interviews at a hotel which was about 8-10 blocks from campus. Occasionally, a law firm in the city would have you come to them rather than the hotel, so I had more than a few occasions where I had a class get out at noon, an interview at the hotel at 12:15, and an interview another 10 blocks away at a firm at 1:00pm.

My choice was to walk fast and head straight to the restroom when I got there, douse my face with cold water, drink a couple cups of water, and pray the sweating stopped before the interview time.
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help guys.
I was planning to just wear some cotton khaki dress pants with a with a white shirt and a cotton tie.
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
Also, the weather looks much better than I thought. 90F with wind.
post #23 of 29
What kind of Starbucks does not have air conditioning?
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Thanks for your help guys.
I was planning to just wear some cotton khaki dress pants with a with a white shirt and a cotton tie.

no...do not do this
post #25 of 29
Sweet Jesus, what has America come to these days? Guys used to wear suits to the race track and the boxing matches and the soup kitchen. Now we can't be bothered, even for a job interview?

Also, NEVER call and ask what you should wear. It doesn't show you are good at following orders, it shows you are a dumb asshole who doesn't deserve a job.
post #26 of 29
Go with the navy suit; I think wool almost always looks better than cotton. Let us know how the interview goes!
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
I guess I will wear a suit. I only have 3 solid suits (All fit very well). Which one? 1. Navy Wool 2. Cotton Khaki 3. Charcoal Wool/Cashmere
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by JonathanHemlock View Post
Sweet Jesus, what has America come to these days? Guys used to wear suits to the race track and the boxing matches and the soup kitchen. Now we can't be bothered, even for a job interview?

Also, NEVER call and ask what you should wear. It doesn't show you are good at following orders, it shows you are a dumb asshole who doesn't deserve a job.

Amen!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
who has an interview at a starbucks?

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Originally Posted by Todd6060 View Post
What kind of Starbucks does not have air conditioning?

I think it's a Starbucks corporate office.
post #29 of 29
I work in L.A. and I often see people being interviewed at Starbucks - the retail locations not the corporate offices. They always wear a dark suit, regardless of temperature.
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