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View Poll Results: What to wear?
Wear a Suit 106 55.50%
Wear Business Casual 68 35.60%
Wear Casual 10 5.24%
Take off all 42 items and go naked. 7 3.66%
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:28 AM
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"Except for occasional events, everyone in the company, from the CEO down to the bottom feeders mainly wears a t-shirt and a pair of jeans to work."

You aren't very likely to encounter this sort of environment when interviewing for an actuarial position, though there may be very rare exceptions. Very few insurance related enterprises are going to go beyond business casual during the week and a casual Friday. The appropriate answer may be entirely different if you are interviewing as a software designer, but for this milieu, WEAR THE SUIT.
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You aren't very likely to encounter this sort of environment when interviewing for an actuarial position, though there may be very rare exceptions. Very few insurance related enterprises are going to go beyond business casual during the week and a casual Friday. The appropriate answer may be entirely different if you are interviewing as a software designer, but for this milieu, WEAR THE SUIT.
I agree that the correct response will differ based on the assumptions people make about the position.

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Not wearing the suit and being dinged for it says more about them than it does about you. Are you desperate for this job? Probably not, so why not use the situation to your advantage? Unless it's not a red flag for you...
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I agree that the correct response will differ based on the assumptions people make about the position.

-Riley
I had no assumptions that this question would be pertaining to actuarial jobs. I hope the others didn't, either. I mean come on, Riley asked this question. Get with the program folks!
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I wore a suit when the FSA/CEO said business casual. He showed up in a golf shirt, shorts and boat shoes. The dressiest person in the office was the new actuarial student -she wore designer jeans.

At lunch, I hurried to the hotel to change to golf clothes. Then the CEO took me to play 18 holes. I didn't get the job due to other circumstances, but at least the CEO felt better.
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Lol. I can't believe we're having a similar discussion even here. (link for reference)

I vote for wearing smart casual in this case, since it's a step above what the rest of the company wears.
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