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Old 07-07-2013, 04:50 AM
 
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are you going with the purse inside the backpack plan?

if so, couldn't you put a folder/portfolio in your backpack (or your suitcase) and walk into the interview carrying the purse and the portfolio?
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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are you going with the purse inside the backpack plan?

if so, couldn't you put a folder/portfolio in your backpack (or your suitcase) and walk into the interview carrying the purse and the portfolio?
I am going with that plan, but I didn't want to hand carry the portfolio for 3 hours (well, okay, I probably won't be literally carrying it for 3 hours). If I have to walk around, meet people, then I'd like my hands free. Also, I tend to fidget a lot and if we're walking around, it's one more thing for me to fidget with.

I figure, if there are no better solutions, then I'll be taking it with me. I need a bigger purse. LOL.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Yeah, I don't think folding your resume in half is a big deal, but it would probably get wrinkly in your purse. You can always tuck a portfolio under your arm or just hold it in your left hand. How often will you need *both* hands free? Or does your purse not have a shoulder strap?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Yeah, I don't think folding your resume in half is a big deal, but it would probably get wrinkly in your purse. You can always tuck a portfolio under your arm or just hold it in your left hand. How often will you need *both* hands free? Or does your purse not have a shoulder strap?
Oh no, it wasn't about having both hands free to use them, it was about having my hands free. I dunno, a quirk I guess? I hate holding things.

I'm thinking the smart thing to do is to just bring the portfolio and carry it around.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Carry the portfolio. Don't fold your resume -- it looks unprofessional.
I also second the advice NOT to ask about job reclassification. Negotiate pay and if the company has to reclassify to get you a higher offer then that's their issue.
I don't think health and 401k bennies are negotiable but be sure to ask for relo assistance or signing bonus (especially if the pay is on the low end of your expectation).
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Oh no, it wasn't about having both hands free to use them, it was about having my hands free. I dunno, a quirk I guess? I hate holding things.

I'm thinking the smart thing to do is to just bring the portfolio and carry it around.
I hate holding things too, but a portfolio and non-folded resume are the way to go for an interview. Very small sacrifice for a good job.

Another thread, and another GOOD LUCK!
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.

BTW, do you know how hard it is to find a carry-on with a suiter? I don't think they make them anymore. I think I have to check my luggage. Boo.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Folding your suit jacket while it's still in its dry-leaning plastic will not wrinkle it. Do the same for the suit pants/skirt.
No need for a garment bag.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Folding your suit jacket while it's still in its dry-leaning plastic will not wrinkle it. Do the same for the suit pants/skirt.
No need for a garment bag.
Good to know. Thanks. Granted, I already have my carry-on with suiter now. But still, good to know.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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I just received my itinerary for my 3 hour interview. I have to admit, I loved that they offered it up before I could even ask for it. Makes me hope the company overall is as on top of things as their HR department. They have been truly wonderful to work with so far.

Looks like I'll be meeting 2 VP, 1 SVP (boss), 1 Director (boss), and 2 EA (peers). Yikes! How nerve wracking.
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