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Hi everyone,
I know there have been a lot of threads on the topic of webcam interviews and what to wear. Lots of good discussions.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been granted a promotion recently which has lead to an invitation to meet with the VP of our small financial services company on Zoom. I believe in suit and tie for interviews but that would probably be overkill for this situation. If it was in the office setting I suppose just regular business casual would be appropriate.

Considering it’s a casual yet very important discussion about my career aspirations with the company I feel like maybe a step up would be a good idea. Something maybe like a casual linen shirt jacket over an OCBD or something similar.

I would love to hear any ideas you may have. Yes, I probably am overthinking this! Lol. I enjoy these types of conversations anyway so I figured why not ask here.
 

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Hi everyone,
I know there have been a lot of threads on the topic of webcam interviews and what to wear. Lots of good discussions.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been granted a promotion recently which has lead to an invitation to meet with the VP of our small financial services company on Zoom. I believe in suit and tie for interviews but that would probably be overkill for this situation. If it was in the office setting I suppose just regular business casual would be appropriate.

Considering it’s a casual yet very important discussion about my career aspirations with the company I feel like maybe a step up would be a good idea. Something maybe like a casual linen shirt jacket over an OCBD or something similar.

I would love to hear any ideas you may have. Yes, I probably am overthinking this! Lol. I enjoy these types of conversations anyway so I figured why not ask here.
Based on your description, I’d say OCBD and sport jacket on the more casual end of the spectrum (thinking soft shouldered with texture or a more noticeable pattern).
 

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Given that I am 74 and out of the workforce for over ten years, I still believe that at least a blazer or sport coat with ocbd and neat tie show the respect that you have for the position of the person that you are inverviewing with. If you would ever be meeting directly with clients in the future you would pass on a recollection to this person of how you might present yourself in that circumstance.
Just my ancient $.02
Cheers and good luck.
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Hi everyone,
I know there have been a lot of threads on the topic of webcam interviews and what to wear. Lots of good discussions.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been granted a promotion recently which has lead to an invitation to meet with the VP of our small financial services company on Zoom. I believe in suit and tie for interviews but that would probably be overkill for this situation. If it was in the office setting I suppose just regular business casual would be appropriate.

Considering it’s a casual yet very important discussion about my career aspirations with the company I feel like maybe a step up would be a good idea. Something maybe like a casual linen shirt jacket over an OCBD or something similar.

I would love to hear any ideas you may have. Yes, I probably am overthinking this! Lol. I enjoy these types of conversations anyway so I figured why not ask here.
Would be fine. (y)

Or as others have suggested, a sport jacket and BD.

However, a REAL man will also go pants-less, with polka dot boxers! :cool:
 

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I wouldn't do shirt jacket.

Polo or shirt + blazer or sports coat.

http://instagr.am/p/CcLFyZ4Lrhy/
A bit of a coincidence, but I wore this exact rig in my Holiday picture for the company (we were asked to submit photos of ourselves in our work from home environs.). Navy casual blazer and light blue button down is my go-to so I’m looking to do something a bit different.

This is timeless though. Thumbs up for the idea.
 

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OCBD, sport coat, boxers/pajama bottoms.

(Actually the main thing is carefully scrutinize your background: this might not be the time to reveal your extensive "true crime" library on serial killers or your copy of "The Anarchist's Cookbook". Shelf check. Twice!)

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A bit of a coincidence, but I wore this exact rig in my Holiday picture for the company (we were asked to submit photos of ourselves in our work from home environs.). Navy casual blazer and light blue button down is my go-to so I’m looking to do something a bit different.

This is timeless though. Thumbs up for the idea.
Hmm, I'm trying to think of other examples.

How about this below? Something I like to do is wear a light wash chambray shirt underneath a navy blazer. Wearing any patterned shirt can also be a variation.


Another alternative is wearing a textured or patterned sport coat, and maintaining the light blue shirt.
 

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I wouldn't do shirt jacket.

Polo or shirt + blazer or sports coat.

http://instagr.am/p/CcLFyZ4Lrhy/
But please button one more button of that shirt. (Unless you're doing a Tom Jones imitation.)

Return the bangle bracelets to Johnny Depp.

And get whatever it is you have in your breast pocket stowed somewhere more seemly.

(y)
 

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Shirt recommendations: Polo, OCBD, Broadcloth with short point or spread collar. Solid colors or very small tattersalls or stripes. I would suggest that the front buttons are all done up, except for the top button (no necktie, of course).
Jacket recommendations: Dark blue blazer, Mid-grey flannel sportcoat, possibly a deep maroon blazer. A muted Prince of Wales check would not be out of the range for a jacket, but then I am a retired academic, so what works for professors may not be good for finance specialists, LOL.

I would also suggest that you wear an appropriate pair of trousers (grey flannels, khakis, etc.) and a pair of LHS shoes/penny loafers -- I know they may not be visible on a screen, but nevertheless, dressing should be undertaken in a complete and coordinated fashion, so that if you had to leave the interview and walk out on to the street, you would look well put together. It's also a matter of putting forward your best self, and having the confidence that comes from being properly dressed for the job you are doing.
 
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