Tie or no tie for lunch with MD (final interview)
Hey WSO community, you've been helpful so many times, would you mind helping me with another little questions?
I am in PE recruiting stage now, and advanced a lot with one upper MM fund. Passed two analysts, four associates, three VPs,, and now final stage - lunch with MD on Monday.
Should I wear a tie? Is it stupid to take the tie off when taking food?
VPs told me it would be "less formal" but I have no idea what it means... Of course lunch is less formal than panel interview in the office!
What do you think?
P.S. I googled several similar threads on WSO but except for few opposite recommendations (and advice not to order messy food) those were mostly full of flame.
P.P.S. I obviously understand that decision regarding tie will not be a deciding factor in giving me an offer or not but since it's fantastic opportunity I am a bit paranoid here and would like to play it as safe as possible.