Interview Tomorrow - bag dilema! Interview Tomorrow - bag dilema!

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  • Take a big bag full of toys - they'll understand!

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  • Take a small, professional bag only.

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  • Stop over thinking it and spend the journey wank1ng in the toilets over AndyW, as per usual!

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    Default Interview Tomorrow - bag dilema!

    So I've got an interview in that London tomorrow....3.5 hours on various trains to get to it.

    My dilema is....do I take a massive bag filled with train time-comsuming products like laptop, book, mags, knitting, chargers, etc.

    Or do I travel light so that when I breeze into the interview, I look nice and fresh.

    I just think a big bag jam packed with stuff would somehow look a tad unprofessional?
    But then again, 3.5 hours each way - I'll be bored out of my mind if I dont have toys to play with!

    What do yous think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    So I've got an interview in that London tomorrow....3.5 hours on various trains to get to it.

    My dilema is....do I take a massive bag filled with train time-comsuming products like laptop, book, mags, knitting, chargers, etc.

    Or do I travel light so that when I breeze into the interview, I look nice and fresh.

    I just think a big bag jam packed with stuff would somehow look a tad unprofessional?
    But then again, 3.5 hours each way - I'll be bored out of my mind if I dont have toys to play with!

    What do yous think?
    Hmm. It surely won't be a deal breaker, as long as everything fits into it properly? I have a penchant for oversize handbags anyway so it wouldn't look strange to me. Good luck!!
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    Won't the loud buzzing sound annoy the other passengers?
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    I took a back pack to an interview once and never got the job. Never again.

    Leave the bag in left luggage at the station.

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    How about taking the big bag but sticking it in the left luggage at the station when you get there. Best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Leave the bag in left luggage at the station.
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    How about taking the big bag but sticking it in the left luggage at the station when you get there.
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    Small bag. Leave the laptop at home. Remember a small bottle of water and eat a banana before you go in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    eat a banana before you go in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    So I've got an interview in that London tomorrow....3.5 hours on various trains to get to it.

    My dilema is....do I take a massive bag filled with train time-comsuming products like laptop, book, mags, knitting, chargers, etc.

    Or do I travel light so that when I breeze into the interview, I look nice and fresh.

    I just think a big bag jam packed with stuff would somehow look a tad unprofessional?
    But then again, 3.5 hours each way - I'll be bored out of my mind if I dont have toys to play with!

    What do yous think?
    It depends on what type of client and location.

    Non City, non banking, you'er in luck big bags are in fashion.

    If the City, they don't approve of high street fashion, if you need the big bag take second a small bag. Ask the person on the front desk to hold on to your bigger bag while you go for the interview.

    (I just got an 8 hour battery Acer to use on trains, very light too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    Hmm. It surely won't be a deal breaker, as long as everything fits into it properly? I have a penchant for oversize handbags anyway so it wouldn't look strange to me. Good luck!!
    Yep, I'm with Mary on this - oversized is the way to go... I have all sorts of tulipe in mine
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