Please remember for OCI that suits are appropriate (do I need to actually say this?). Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Screening interviews generally last 20-30 minutes, so it is not a lot of time. You do want to make the impression that you are a professional, hard-working individual who would have a bright future at the firm -- or at least warrants a call back slot. We are assessing your professionalism and poise, in addition to your intellect and interest in the firm/city/etc.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Flip Flops Continued
So, my friends and I are somewhat amazed at how HP's blog has gotten picked up by other blogs (Above the Law - yes even HPs occasionally read it, we need to know what is going on out there too, Wall Street Journal blog) -- mainly because of the comment on flip flops. We find it bizarre that there is some debate on flip flops in a law firm. What is going on here? I will give you flip flops if you are working on a Saturday or Sunday in the office in the summer. Or working late in the office. Fine. But, during the workday -- NOT Appropriate. Does this actually need to be stated? What is so difficult about good old regular shoes? YOU ARE IN A PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE. Act professional. I'm not saying you have to buy Ferragamos or any particular brand of shoe or at a particular price point. But, the fact that people are debating this issue makes me shake my head. Or perhaps I should give up BigLaw and go into the footwear business? I mean look at those Croc people. Don't get any ideas, people, no Crocs either, unless you have a doctor's note.