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Old 10-22-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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I have an interview w/a VP (high level guy) today at noon. He's coming from another meeting and my assumption is that he wonít have had any lunch. Iím meeting with him in a conference room that I booked (not his office). I was thinking of bringing him a banana and/or muffin.

Do you think itís a good idea to bring him something? I wouldnít be doing it to suck up so am afraid it may appear that way, it would be because Iím being nice and because I donít want him to be hungry and thereby be inclined towards a bad attitude.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: NC
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No unless you are interviewing to be his personal assistant type....
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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I have an interview w/a VP (high level guy) today at noon. He's coming from another meeting and my assumption is that he won’t have had any lunch. I’m meeting with him in a conference room that I booked (not his office). I was thinking of bringing him a banana and/or muffin.

Do you think it’s a good idea to bring him something? I wouldn’t be doing it to suck up so am afraid it may appear that way, it would be because I’m being nice and because I don’t want him to be hungry and thereby be inclined towards a bad attitude.
No! Don't do that. It will make you look weak for the position. Trust me, it's a very awkward thing to do. I know you mean well, but don't do this.

Instead focus on your interview skills and strengths and what you can bring to the job. Let us know how it goes!
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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Huge no!
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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No. It's a nice thought, but it is up to him to have eaten (or not) before you meet.

It would be REALLY weird.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Thanks all.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I have never had anyone bring me a banana and I have never brought one to someone else. Why would you even think that is ok?

Did you think he might have lunch at his earlier meeting? Most meetings I go to have some sort of refreshment, but never bananas.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Lots of people routinely don't eat lunch until 1 PM or later. Since this isn't explicitly a "lunch meeting," I go with the "no" voters.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Hell no.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I wouldn't assume.
Besides, noone has to eat lunch exactly at noon.
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