What are some careers that let me carry a breifcase and wear a suit and tie?

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  1. NickSo

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    Hey guys, i was just talking with my friend about future careers, and i told him i wanted a career in downtown vancouver where I'd get to wear a suit and tie and carry a breifcase everywhere and stuff, but one problem.. I dont know of many exact careers that'll let me do that.
    Right now i just have the broad image of 'businessman'.
    What carrers should I look into to that let me wear a suit and tie and breifcase? (kinda like the look Nicolas Cage had in THE FAMILY MAN... without the penthouse and the Ferarri 550Maranello [​IMG] )
     
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    A accountant, Lawyer, Broker, captain in the Mafia any of these will have a suit on at least 4 days a week.
     
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    A (travelling) briefcase salesman to the rich and famous.
    [​IMG]
    Another question Nick, why? [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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    FBI, CIA, NSA, Men in Black I & II
     
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    Actually, if you are unemployed for an extended period of time you will get to wear a suit and carry a briefcase all the time while you are interviewing for a new job. [​IMG]
    BTW: You will learn to hate neckties and hot jackets very quickly. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm the VP of information systems for a community bank in Michigan and I have to wear a suit and tie to work 4 days a week. I'm not particularly fond of that aspect of my job. Curious why you would want to seek out a job that would require this kind of attire? Trust me, it's no fun to maintain 2 wardrobes, dry cleaning bills, etc. Not to mention ties are so much fun on warm days. But then again you probably don't get many hot days in Vancouver.
     
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    Nick --
    You've got it backwards -- LEAVE the suit and briefcase, TAKE the penthouse and the car!!! [​IMG]
    Matt
     
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    Process server or salesman. The only people I see around my office in suits are b2b sales guys and job interviewees.
     
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    God I'm glad I'm a coder, jeans, t-shirts, tevas, ahhh, the joys of slackerdom....
     
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    A neck tie is a pretty leash for managment to keep their drones in line. [​IMG] Skip it.
     
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    Haha, thanks guys for the reply...

    I dunno why... I think it just looks kinda cool.. :p)
    I was just thinking of something in business and commerce, working for a big company or something.
     
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    Are things really going back to suits from casual? Been out of that scene for a while . I started the Master's degree last year, but going through Co-Op here at Waterloo, I worked for a lot of different companies over the last five years. Most of the tech companies were super casual unless they were meeting with clients, which was more than fine with me. Is this really changing back?

    Really, the only place I can see a backlash against casual happening is in places like Banks.
     
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    Nick, you could just wear that attire at whatever job you got. [​IMG] At my job, we all wear the standard "business casual" uniform, but one day I decided to come into the office in a suit and tie. They were all asking me if I had a job interview somewhere. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    I've seen several articles lately about the return to business formal from business casual, and how productivity is better with suits, and how casual work wear can only hurt your company. The funny thing about all of them is they ALL are based on studies done by the Mens Business Apparel Association or something like that, and include many quotes from the spokesperson from said orginization....
    You don't think that the Suit makers and sellers would be trying to push the trend back to suits, do ya?
     
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    Chris, you're right about that. There was a report on NPR about that a while ago, where they said that suitmakers had really taken a hit in recent years. They tried to start things like "dress-up monday" to get people to wear more suits again, and they had done thuse surveys and stuff to prove their point. So I would definitely take their reports with a grain of salt.

    /Mike
     

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