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Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 06:54
So, I know nothing about the business world. Being from California, I used to call my professors by their first names.

I've received an email from an interviewer (bschool alumnus or adcom). They sign their name with their first name only. (i.e. Regards, Joe)

When I reply (or in the actual interview itself), can I call them by their first name or do I have to say Mr./Ms. Smith?
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Re: Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 11:37
My opinion is that once they reply with only their first name (i.e. Joe) it is OK to call them by their first name. As long as you are pleasant and polite during the interaction I think you will be OK.

If you're feeling uneasy about it you can always refer to them as Mr./Mrs. and then they may ask you to call them by their first name.
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Re: Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2014, 02:43
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Agree with AJ. If you aren't sure, just let them set the tone, and if you follow their lead it can't go wrong.
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Re: Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2014, 15:33
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Agreed - follow the tone but generally the rule of thumb is you go by what they sign. Also, at this level, it might things a little strange if you go the "Mr./Ms./Mrs." route when the interaction doesn't call for it. Yes, they're interviewing you, but the dynamic doesn't call for a level disparity.

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Re: Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2014, 08:22
Personally I'd start with being formal (Mr.) and if a good connection is made and you feel comfortable to switch to first name, go ahead.
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Re: Interview etiquette - first name? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 01:15
It's a good practice to use the name mentioned in the E-mail. If the sender is addressing you with Mr/Ms/Miss , do the same appropriately.
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