Should I shave my beard before my job interview?
I have an interview on Wednesday for a Quality Assuarance Analyst position with a company that provides health and welness solutions for large companies. I have a beard. I have been growing it for a few weeks. I feel more confident with the beard, but I also think a lot of folks would think it is not professional. Any thoughts?
Asked By: M - 7/12/2008
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Don't be ridiculous. If the beard has grown in completely and is not patchy or otherwise looking unkept, then wear it with confidence! It'll only give you the perception of experience and confidence. If the employer is prejudice against beard, you would not want to work for them anyway, because there will be other... More
Answered By: Stache Man - 7/15/2008
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actually my supervisor at work looks way more profesional with the beard, but he has it evenly cut, no bushyness. but then again i dont know, depends on who interviews you i guess
Answered By: a913364 - 7/12/2008
Shave your beard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg......my cousin got denied 4 times becauuse he kept his...GOOD LUCK
Answered By: xxxsnemoxxx - 7/12/2008
I think you should shave it off at least until your hired. Most companies wand clean cut employees and beards give you the appearance of a sloppy person. Grow it back when you get the job! Good Luck!
Answered By: Heather :-) - 7/12/2008
A! shaving is an UN-Natural Act! Boycott razor blades!
Answered By: n0spam4me - 7/12/2008
it usually depends on the employer whether he likes beards or not. but its best not to play your chances and shave it just in case. when you go in the interview convice yourself that you still have your beard and that should help with your confidence. Hope you get the job.
Answered By: brainguy222 - 7/12/2008
I agree with the others, shave it until you get the job. A lot of people want to have a certain look for their employees and a beard can stand out, which might be a bad thing. It's important to appear clean cut and well groomed during interviews. Once you get the job you can grow it back. Good luck on your interview!
Answered By: Didi - 7/12/2008
first off, good luck, nice job! Second, you want to make a good first impression so go ahead and cut it off. Not to say you can't grow it back later, but you need to get the inside scoop on this company and what other people are doing, wearing, shaving, growing, etc. You don't want them talking about you before they've... More
Answered By: shortayrock - 7/12/2008
if its kept tidy and you trim it keep it, if you look like a sheep dog on a bad day lose it Cheers Darryn www.vmdirect.com/hconnect
Answered By: Darryn J - 7/13/2008
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