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.
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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