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I know this has been beaten to death but here is my situation:

Sophomore in college and I am going in for an interview Monday with a small accounting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. I would normally do the standard navy suit with white shit and repp tie. However, at the recruiting event the CPA recruiting me was in a polo and khakis. Would it be wrong of me to wear a blazer, white OCBD, repp tie, gray slacks and some black AE lace-ups?

I just don't know if this would be acceptable or not. My dad who is an accountant said that it doesn't matter, both looks are acceptable and would be more than enough. I am coming here for your advice.

Thank you
 

itsstillmatt

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Best practice here is to send a private message to Fuuma. He handles there inquiries.
 

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Go with the suit; there is no reason you will marked down for it and many reasons you will be marked up for it.
 

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Suit it up . I meet some recruitors who dress office casual, b/c interviewing ppl is probably nothing special for them and frankly they dont' give a shit how you view them. But it's different for you.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Best practice here is to send a private message to Fuuma. He handles there inquiries.

Cruel!
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
I would normally do the standard navy suit with white shit and repp tie. However, at the recruiting event the CPA recruiting me was in a polo and khakis. Would it be wrong of me to wear a blazer, white OCBD, repp tie, gray slacks and some black AE lace-ups?
That may leave the wrong impression.
 

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Originally Posted by danyllau
Suit it up . I meet some recruitors who dress office casual, b/c interviewing ppl is probably nothing special for them and frankly they dont' give a shit how you view them. But it's different for you.

I agree.
 

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I say wear the suit as well.

They'll appreciate that you made the effort and if it's not required for a second interview, they will probably let you know.
 

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Why run the risk of getting low marks for not wearing a suit? It is not more difficult, or "uncomfortable" than coat and trousers.
 

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I just didn't want to overdress. I would even say that some people these days don't even know the difference between formality.
 

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Go with the suit. At the booths I've seen at College Recruitment events, most recruiters wear fairly casual items (including the obligatory company logoed polos). Everyone I've seen whos been invited to an interview, have been dressed in a suit - not sure you want to be "that guy" who wore something out of the norm.

Then theres also that recruiter that might believe that wearing a suit to the first interview shows respect to the company.
 

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A suit shows respect, but I also think that a blazer and gray slacks shows that also. My attire is going to look and fit better than everyone anyway.
 

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