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Unread 07-23-2007, 06:26 PM
 
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Default When In Hollywood...attire..."wear" to draw the line?

Okay, here's the deal: I've just left uni on the East coast (DC), and I've landed a couple interviews at a few top agencies. Coming from the more conservative DC, Northern Virginia area, I understand that dress codes may be more lax in LA. Does that still apply to executive Hollywood? What should an potential prospect wear to an executive assistant interview--in terms of suiting, is a dark blue/black suit and tie the dead-on rule, as in DC and Manhattan, or are the rules a little bit more flexible in terms of suit, no tie, or crisp shirt w/ tie and blazer with straight, formal jeans and dress shoes? Or should I just take cues form Entourage and dress like Lloyd to play it safe...lol.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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You can't go wrong interviewing in a suit for a white collar job.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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yeah...after googling for a bit, i guess it's best to save the "creative freedom" for the beach. I'm just so used to wearing suits out here, that my wishful thinking got the best of me...dumb question.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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Yeah I'd rather be overdressed and look professional and be underdressed. If you get the job and the dress code is more casual, they'll let you know.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 04:21 AM
 
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I'd go with the suit. Being that it's Executive Hollywood, the devil is in the details...make sure the shoes, hair, makeup, accessories are spot-on. You're already a city girl so you should do fine.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm a guy, bro....but thanks. LA is just so confusing because it's a liberal town, with a very conservative undertone...which, of course, goes unspoken.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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never dress down for the interview, even if it would be acceptable to do so for the job. interviewers still want to see that you can present yourself professionally, and that you care enough to make a good first impression, even if the creative types with whom you might work daily couldn't give a toss. once you have the job, then you can adopt the "when in rome..." approach.
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Unread 07-25-2007, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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I'm a guy, bro....but thanks. LA is just so confusing because it's a liberal town, with a very conservative undertone...which, of course, goes unspoken.
Oops! I didn't mean to tell you to go to your interview in drag.
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Unread 07-25-2007, 08:59 AM
 
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I ditto the suit bit for an interview

Good luck with your interview!
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Unread 07-25-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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Anywhere a person goes for a job...I don't care what state it is or what kind of job, the rule of thumb is to--"dress for success"!!
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