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Beard at an interview, yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Juelz, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Surely sporting a beard canr hinder an applicant at an interview? Especially these days when they are trendy? What's your take on it?
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    I'd never employ a girl with a beard, call me sexist..
     
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  3. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    In this day and age thats a possible scenario, you'd have a discrimination case on your hands for that.
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I would hire a man in a dress, so I guess it evens out ?
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Probably not. The beard has to be maintained to a high standard though :)
     
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  6. Juelz

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    in the end I shaved it off.. all those months of hard growing, gone for a job I probably wont get :( I didnt clean shave though I still have abit. Me not having a beard makes me look 15.
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    You know I'm talking about her face right ?
     
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  8. Apexes

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    Every interview i've been to with a beard, all good so far
     
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    what's the interview for? if you don't mind me asking, Juelz?
     
  10. jk2447

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    If it's neatly trimmed, I dont think it matters at all. You'll still look smart in a suit. Unless you're going for a Google then look smart in a track suit :)
     
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  11. GSteer

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    It's irrelevant. Beard or no beard, doesn't matter. The persons ability to execute the job is the main target after all.
     
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  12. Guvnor

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    I think it's important to look presentable and professional, nice and tidy. Looking scruffy comes across as unprofessional and unorganised and lazy.

    I'm not sure about IT, but generally speaking I've seen recruiters tick of a check list and one of the first things is appearance and hygiene, second comes knowledge and ability to be able to demonstrate it with examples using the STAR method etc.
     
  13. dmarsh

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    Shave your balls and wear your lucky pants... :cool:
     
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