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Since it's going to be hot tomorrow for my interview, I'm going to wear a short sleeve blouse underneath the suit coat. During the interview, is it okay to remove the suit coat and only wear the short sleeve blouse, or is this not professional enough?

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i think it should be okay. don't most girls not wear suit coats anyway?
 

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Originally posted by Premed2003
Since it's going to be hot tomorrow for my interview, I'm going to wear a short sleeve blouse underneath the suit coat. During the interview, is it okay to remove the suit coat and only wear the short sleeve blouse, or is this not professional enough?

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As a guy, I probably wouldn't remove it during the interview, because I'd want to look more professional. I think I'd also look better with the suit coat on. And most girls do wear suit coats, don't they? (contrary to the post-er above?)...

-RA
 

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premed 2003,
is your blouse collared? i was thinking that it would look more professional to wear a long sleeved blouse with a collar. then, it would look bad if you removed your suit coat
 

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As a person interviewing to enter a professional field, I would advise not to remove your suitcoat. Like previously mentioned, you don't want to do anything that would impress the interviewer poorly, even if it is something stupid like removing your blazer. I found that little things make people stick out and even if you have the self-esteem of a rock, don't do anything that might baffle you before your interview. Most buildings will be air conditioned and beside the tour, you will probably be comfortable. Anyway, if it is really hot and you take off your coat, you might have sweat spots!
 

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I just was at an interview, and it was quite hot, and the interviewer basically told me, you can take off your jacket if you like. I think you should keep it on, unless you luck out.

Good luck guys,
C
 

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unless you do it to music, while swinging round a pole, I really don't see what the problem is.
 

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Just get a summer type suit and you will not have to worry about this.
 

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According to the latest AAMC study from the 2001-2002 application cycle, 9 out of 10 applicants that removed their suit coats during an interview were ultimately rejected post interview. Clearly, the odds are not in your favor.
 

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Originally posted by MD2b06
According to the latest AAMC study from the 2001-2002 application cycle, 9 out of 10 applicants that removed their suit coats during an interview were ultimately rejected post interview. Clearly, the odds are not in your favor.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
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Originally posted by Premed2003
During the interview, is it okay to remove the suit coat and only wear the short sleeve blouse, or is this not professional enough?
:laugh:

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hahaha we SDN'ers are so neurotic!
 

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