Hi guys, I've got a job interview coming up (more precisely; this is going to be a full assessment center day) and I was hoping you guys could give me some expert advice on the following; 1] Conference folder vs briefcase I'm not sure whether to go in with a conference folder or with a briefcase? Aside from *possibly* an umbrella there's really nothing at all that I would want to take that wouldn't fit in a conference folder / padfolio. However I am wondering if it would be considered 'weird' walking in with just a conference folder and if so a briefcase would be better? Here some extra thought for discussion originating from this thread: Yeah, they struck me as a little pretentious, but they seemed to be the forum status quo, and with interviews one doesn't want one's accessories to stand out. I am looking to upgrade from the paper folder of my entry-level job days. I will be working in business-casual offices for the foreseeable future, so I only need a case to go with interview suits, but I'm willing to invest in a modestly-priced briefcase if it is the stylish choice. I assume "quiet" means black and soft, with a handle but no shoulder-strap. Where should one begin looking for a high-value model? For example, how are the cases of everyone's-favourite-shoe-maker Kenneth Cole? 2] if I can choose between a conference folder with zipper and one without zipper, would that be an easy choice? 3] Independent of your answer to Q2 above, which of the below conference folders would you deem a better choice? a) http://www.wayfair.com/Royce-Leather-Padfolio-File-Organizer-in-Black-750-BLK-8-RYL1303.html b) http://www.maxwellscottbags.com/business/conference-folders/dimaro-leather-conference-folder.html c) http://www.ebags.com/product/clava/quinley-conference-padfolio/10716?productid=37052 Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts. PS. FYI, this concerns a job in the financial industry.