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Can anyone provide some tips on how to not mess up your suit and shoes when interviewing very snowing/slushy cold weather? I'm not sure if there would be time/place to change shoes or how to carry the spare shoes (don't have boots) elegantly! How do you deal?
 

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LMorningStar said:
Can anyone provide some tips on how to not mess up your suit and shoes when interviewing very snowing/slushy cold weather? I'm not sure if there would be time/place to change shoes or how to carry the spare shoes (don't have boots) elegantly! How do you deal?
The main sidewalks should be cleared at the medical center, so you shouldn't be walking through too much crap while actually on the interview. Have your hotel store your bags after you check out, then take a shuttle/taxi back there after your interview and change into your civilian clothes before going to the airport...
 

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Thanks for your reply. I have 2 interviews in the same day and plan to taxi from one site to the next. Like you said, the site grounds should be pretty clear, but not the street from which I have to hail a cab.
 
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LMorningStar said:
Can anyone provide some tips on how to not mess up your suit and shoes when interviewing very snowing/slushy cold weather? I'm not sure if there would be time/place to change shoes or how to carry the spare shoes (don't have boots) elegantly! How do you deal?
Hi there,
Wear a long coat and boots. Arrive very early and change into your dress shoes. Wrap your boots in plastic and stick them in your backpack. When you are ready to go, put your boots back on and stomp through the slush. If you wear a long coat, your clothing will be protected. You can get cheap chukka boots from Target and wear them to the site.

I interviewed in Rochester, MN in the middle of January with below zero temps and blowing snow. I stashed my boots in my backpack and wore my long wool coat with a long scarf. It worked but I got the worse case of chapped lips from the Minnesota cold. Carry some lip balm too!

You should be arriving early enough to change into your shoes and take a final look for lint and spots anyway. The worse thing you can do is arrive late.

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If you don't have boots and don't want to buy any, you go in the bathroom first thing upon arrival and wipe down your shoes, check you hair, etc.
 
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