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Thoughts on Zoom job interview dress code? My instinct is a tailored dress or nice blouse. I feel like a blazer could come off as too formal but curious to know your thoughts/if anyone here has experience. Thanks in advance!

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I just had several rounds of interviews. Wore a suit jacket, makeup, and small jewelry for all of them (black sweats on bottom just in case I had to stand up). I treated it like it was a real, in person interview. Half of my interviewers were in sweatshirts, but the final two had on dress shirts. I don’t see any reason you shouldn’t treat it like a formal interview. Worst case, you’re overdressed. Better than disqualifying you because they think you’re not taking it seriously!

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We’ve conducted some interviews via Zoom and personally expected to see people dressed just as they would for their normal interview, at least on the top lol. So yes blazer, but could also depend on your area of law, see if you could ask some mentors in your same specialty.

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I think those options would be fine. I’m still doing blazer just like I would do in person.

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My last zoom interview was nice blouse on top, pantless on the bottom 💁🏽‍♀️

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Jeffrey Toobin is that you?

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Different interviewers, even within the same firm, may be expecting different things. I would go with the blazer. It won’t offend those who are more casual and for those expecting it, you will hit the mark. For some people, what you wear for a Zoom interview is a tell about how seriously you will take the job working from home.

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I’ve been interviewing people and I appreciate when they wear the blazer. It shows a commitment to professionalism which is what we’re looking for now that people aren’t required to come to the office. Like someone said, worst case is you’re over dressed in your own home.

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Dress as if you were going in person. Period.

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Depends on the firm. In DC, men are still wearing suits and ties, so if I were interviewing, i would wear whatever I’d usually wear to an interview, but minus the pencil skirt. Lol, business up top, pjs on the bottom, have been every zoom meeting. I fear the day I stand up during a meeting

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When I had a zoom interview recently I dressed exactly as I would have for an in-person interview. (Suit, nice blouse, heels, full makeup, etc). It helped me get in the right mindset. Everyone who interviewed me was dressed SUPER casually though, which was strange.

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I would rather be overdressed than underdressed any time! More importantly if it is client facing a blazer, suit or sports coat shows higher level of respect.

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I’ve been doing slacks, nice blouse, blazer, no makeup or hair changes.

Sorry- just realized you said “interview” not “hearings”. For interview I would definitely do hair and make up.

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I would just do a formal dress with a nice blazer. Easy to put on and take off.

Suit for me!

I did a blazer with a white tank under and black pants. It was a blue and black plaid blazer though

I would recommend a comfortable black dress with a structured blazer. And by comfortable I mean a St. John dress or the like

I always go with a blazer, even on zoom interview, especially if I don’t know everyone that will be on the call or if a partner decides to participate, etc

A blazer is never too formal for an interview, but a nice blouse or sweater works as well. No question - hair and make-up is a must.

No one will ding you for being too formal. And if they make a remark you can use it as an ice breaker “We’re making up the Zoom interview norms as we go aren’t we? I haven’t worn a blazer in months—but wanted to cover my bases (insert forced laughter that doesn’t come off forced).” These are weird times—you got this. Best of luck!

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