Bank Dress Code

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Just take inspiration from the UBS dress code policy...

    40 pages...
     


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    Classic first interview.

    Navy solid 2-button SBNL; white barrel cuff point collar; BB#1, maroon sold, or navy pin dot; black captoe, leather sole, very shiny. Belt to match. NO ps, links, or current fashion trends. Cell phone left in the car. Bring and present your resume package....


    ...also prepare a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation with a revised long-term growth strategy for the bank and present to senior management. Emphasize the need to re-organize all leadership levels. Protest heavily when the security guard kicks you out on the street. Ensure the BB#1 maroon tie still has a dimple after you get up from the street.

    Guys, we are talking about a high school kid looking somebody in a local bank over the shoulder...this is not an interview at Goldman Sachs..."bring and present your resume package"...can't believe it...
     


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    No hoodie with the hood up.[​IMG]
     


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    No matter what you wear, if you don't know the answer to a question put to you, say, "I don't know; I'll find out." And then find out the answer, of course.
     


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    My banker wears Cartier glasses and Alligator loafers, I think those will do well for you.
     


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    Classic first interview.

    Navy solid 2-button SBNL; white barrel cuff point collar; BB#1, maroon sold, or navy pin dot; black captoe, leather sole, very shiny. Belt to match. NO ps, links, or current fashion trends. Cell phone left in the car. Bring and present your resume package. Take some notes, ask good questions, stay awake. Always "ma'am" and "sir" and "yes." Don't fidget, belch, or scratch.

    Show them you are not just another twerp. Deviate at you own risk.


    this is great advice, if he wants to be isolated and be considered a nerd, and therefore ignored by the regular employees.

    Most standard bank branches are staffed by high school educated tellers making slightly above minimum wage, and "bankers" who scraped together a 2.2 gpa at some crappy school. This is not the world of high finance, and the OP is a high school student.

    As someone stated, his goal should be to learn something, meet some new people, and have a good time.

    By throwing on slacks with decent shoes and a shirt/tie, I'm sure he will be dressed just fine.
     


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    and get a haircut.

    Oh yeah!!

    A nice hair cut can always make all the difference.
     


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    Missing the obvious, what if this kid does not want to work in a bank when he grows up?

    He should treat this work experience placement like any normal kid would, with a partial amount of fear mixed in with youthful enthusiasm. If he is like any good normal kid, he will use his own common sense and savvy to fit and adapt into that environment.

    He should not turn up like a nerd or pretentious wannabe high roller.

    He should turn up decently dressed, certainly consistent with a local banking branch. Anything past a pair of black oxfords, nice navy / dk grey dress pants, and nice white button down collar shirt is overkill.

    Tie as far as I see is optional (not a bad idea), as is a sport coat (overkill).

    A full navy suit with shiny black oxfords is overkill of the century.

    He is certainly not there to show off a clean pair of Louis Vuitton dress shoes, a 24kt gold shiny Hermes belt buckle, and prance around like a goon in his $6K Kiton Navy suit complete with Tom Ford pocket square, Bvlgari tie, Rolex watch, Gold wedding band (even though he is not married), and not forgetting a $1K leather briefcase containing all his transcripts and full, complete professional resume.

    Provided he is polite, converses well with staff, his work experience will mean something. He is not there to learn to dress or learn tricks of the trade, he will figure these things out himself. He is there to learn a valuable lesson on what makes us professionals tick. What defines a professional over a blue collared worker - it aint the clothes, let me at least tell him that.
     


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    this is great advice, if he wants to be isolated and be considered a nerd, and therefore ignored by the regular employees.

    Most standard bank branches are staffed by high school educated tellers making slightly above minimum wage, and "bankers" who scraped together a 2.2 gpa at some crappy school. This is not the world of high finance, and the OP is a high school student.

    As someone stated, his goal should be to learn something, meet some new people, and have a good time.

    By throwing on slacks with decent shoes and a shirt/tie, I'm sure he will be dressed just fine.


    Do SFers spend their entire lives going to shoe boutiques? Bank employees all wear the same royal blue shirt and corporation tie. Next time, OP, just visit the bank lobby.
     


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    As a bank teller I can tell you as long as it's a tie it doesnt matter.

    I am by far the best dressed man at my bank and I am a slob by SF standards.

    On that note dress nicely but not gaudy or showy, realistically most people couldn't give two fucks about how well you dress nor would they really notice.
     


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