So, I have a job interview on Thursday. It’s for work at a kayak shop, not a law firm or anything…
What are your thoughts on being clean shaven?
I HATE the look and feel of being clean shaven. I have not shaved with a razor in over 3 months, and the only time I did before that was for a funeral.
I normally shave with a buzzer that gets me a shadow look.
Don’t shave for the interview:
- I HATE shaving.
- I don’t plan on shaving everyday AFTER the interview, so why give the impression that I will be.
- I get really bad razor burn when I’m clean shaven.
- My resume/references speak for themselves.
- Again, like I said, it’s a kayak shop…
Shave for the interview:
- It’s “what we’re supposed to do.”
Also, I’m planning on wearing jeans and a solid color T-shirt. Any thoughts?
(FWIW, the employees I saw working there were pretty damn casual.)
Personally, neither me, nor my managers care whether the applicant is clean-shaven or not. What matters is that you look neat in appearance. I have a goatee and my director has a beard.
When it comes to clothing, I would AT LEAST wear a dress shirt and pants, that are clean and wrinkle free. First impressions make a difference. Also, just becaust the employees are casually dressed, doesn’t mean that you can dress the same. You don’t have the job yet, they do.
Along with retail experience, they are probably looking for someone with a good, outgoing personality, who’s going to be able to fit in with the other people.
When i’m looking to fill a position, I look for personality first, then experience. I can teach you whatever you need to learn about your job, but, I can’t teach you how to have a good personality.[/quote]
Agree, I think you really should wear a collar. Looking professional for an interview is a must regardless of the job in my opinion.