What's the best way to dress for an 'informational' interview?
I'm looking for a job as a landscape architect / planner in the Atlanta area. I'm not getting much response from the few job ads that are posted, so I'm starting a process of cold-calling firms. I'm sending a letter requesting a short informational meeting and an illustrated resume, and following that up with a phone call.
Assuming I get my foot in the door, how should I dress? I'm leaning towards typical business dress for most firms - slacks and a nice shirt, but no coat or tie. The summer heat makes the idea of formal attire a bit oppressive, and it also seems a bit too much.