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Does facial hair count against you when looking for a job?

  1. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    I know it did years ago but does it still?

  2. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    yes, even if you're a man.

  3. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    damn I look better with my gotee. smile

  4. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I personally like the individual look to the cookie cutter look.  But, you have to do whats right for you. smile

  5. Pearldiver profile image89
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Keep your goatee.... just add horns lol

    If you add horns it will be easy to act the goat - if you're applying for a lawn mowing job or becoming a standup comedian.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Wear a  burka.

    1. Pearldiver profile image89
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is the goatee and burka a reference to anything/anyone in particular? hmm

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No-- I just thought it would keep people from knowing if you have facial hair.

  7. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    They all do here.... lol and the men all have facial hair

    I think maybe the women do to, that's the reason for the veil!!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      popping in while taking a break from work - thanks for the laugh!

  8. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Do some recon - do the other employees have facial hair?

  9. JoshuaBlack profile image60
    JoshuaBlackposted 6 years ago

    After being a hiring manager for 9 years previously, and interviewing over 400 people, I can safely say that your facial hair should have little bearing on whether or not you get a job.

    As long as you don't create an image for yourself that will cause you to gain a lot of attention, then you may not get the job. However, if you have cleaned yourself up and look sharp and presentable, then your personality will be what sells you, not your facial hair.

    1. optimus grimlock profile image60
      optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I keep it nice an trimmed when looking for a job. I hate the way I look without any.

    2. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      this is what I've always believed should be the truth, but recently (through Job Service and mployment search assistance agencies)  I've heard things like:

      No ethnic hair (black women shouldn't wear braids - their hair should look like white womens hair)
      Wear your hair up in a bun or something similar (you should look like a man)
      Wear a skirt with your suit, not pants (look like a man but be pretty)
      Wear makeup and nail polish (look like a man, but be pretty)
      Short hair is better than long hair (look like a man)
      Straight hair is better than curly hair (curls mean you aren't serious???)
      Be sure to wear heels!!  (gotta remember, you're a woman, not a man)
      Most of all, act like a man!  (ERA has not passed - men are worth more than women)


      Sorry for the rant, not jumping down your throat or anything....it just pisses me off!

 
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