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#1 Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

Today me and a friend got onto talking about beards. The topic of having facial hair for a job interview came up and we had different opinions on the matter. I am looking for some more thoughts on the matter. Do you think that every kind of facial hair must be removed for job interviews? How about a short, nicely trimmed beard with short hair? Think for a job that involves some university education rather than a minimum wage job. Something like the style below. Please look at the style and don't get caught up by the fact that it's George Clooney :P

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

Some people look good with beards, some don't.
As long as your beard doesn't make you look like some greasy hobo I doubt it would have much of a negative influence.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

Different companies will have different policies. I'd err on the side of caution, but IMO a well groomed beard shouldn't be an issue.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

I have a big one and have a job interview tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:21 PM

I have a big one and have a job interview tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.


We're all counting on you.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

I have a big one and have a job interview tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.

Prob not a good idea to prove it unless it's for porn.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

It's all up to the interviewer whether your beard will work against you or not. It may be that he/she doesn't like them. Lot's of bias out there. I'd shave it and grow it back IIWY.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

Some people look good with beards, some don't.
As long as your beard doesn't make you look like some greasy hobo I doubt it would have much of a negative influence.


Pretty much. Sidney Crosby would not benefit from going into an interview with a beard.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

I have a big one and have a job interview tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.


Looking forward to hear from you. I'm curious what kind of job it is that your applying for? I think different job's might have more tolerance for facial hair than others. For example some IT jobs almost seem like facial hair is a pre-requisite :P

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

Guys with beards > guys without beards.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

New popularity in all divisions of society? New? South Asians and Middle Eastern guys have been rocking them long before white guys here decided it was "in".

As for job interview, stay on the safe side and just shave it. It takes a very masculine face to pull it off without it being interpreted as careless on this side of the world.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

Today me and a friend got into talking about the new popularity and acceptance of beards in all divisions of society.


new popularity?

Everyone used to have beards. Everyone.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:14 PM

new popularity?

Everyone used to have beards. Everyone.


Well not everyone. There were some women that didn't have beards. Yes, most did. But there were a few that didn't.

Or so I've read.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:29 PM

New popularity in all divisions of society? New? South Asians and Middle Eastern guys have been rocking them long before white guys here decided it was "in".

As for job interview, stay on the safe side and just shave it. It takes a very masculine face to pull it off without it being interpreted as careless on this side of the world.



Europe says hello?

new popularity?

Everyone used to have beards. Everyone.


This.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:37 PM

Europe says hello?

This.


I can't speak of Europeans living here but a ton of South Asians and Arabs still have beards here
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

It really depends on the beard.. if it's Clooney-ish I think that's fantastic. A sharp, well-groomed beard is 100% class - a lot of South Asian guys pull it off really well.

If it's Brent Burns then... unless you're applying to be a lumberjack or a longshoreman people may think you're a rapist.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

I can't speak of Europeans living here but a ton of South Asians and Arabs still have beards here



I wouldn't call the beards the South Asians rock as classy. Although, you could always tell the job interviewer you have the beard for religious reasons?
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:48 PM

I wouldn't call the beards the South Asians rock as classy. Although, you could always tell the job interviewer you have the beard for religious reasons?


Religious reasons sounds a lot better than "it's a phase I'm going through listening to Bon Iver"
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

I always get a kick out of that commercial on the sports channels about "What if every guy with sensitive skin grew a beard?" and that it shows all of these male models with perfect beards.

Motherfracker, if everyone with sensitive skin grew a beard there would be a lot of this:

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

New popularity in all divisions of society? New? South Asians and Middle Eastern guys have been rocking them long before white guys here decided it was "in".

As for job interview, stay on the safe side and just shave it. It takes a very masculine face to pull it off without it being interpreted as careless on this side of the world.


You are correct. It was a very careless use of words that was not thought out. Thanks for your input!
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

I have rocked a full-on beard for about 8 years now. As long as you take care of stragglers and comb it on a regular basis, it should be all good.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

You'd want to be shaved for an interview just because people are and always have been judgemental a$$holes. It is understandable because your physical appearance is the first thing they notice and people associate beards with being homeless for some reason.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

I love the 5 o' clock shadow and hairy forearms. I don't even know why. Hormones acting up.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

I love the 5 o' clock shadow and hairy forearms. I don't even know why. Hormones acting up.


I did a very informal experiment with my wife and found I got me some lovin way more often when I was rocking some scruff than clean shaven.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Girls love my beard
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

You'd want to be shaved for an interview just because people are and always have been judgemental a$$holes. It is understandable because your physical appearance is the first thing they notice and people associate beards with being homeless for some reason.


I'd imagine these guys would have a hard time finding jobs at Walmart.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:27 PM

I'd imagine these guys would have a hard time finding jobs at Walmart.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

I heard a study that said the top 3 interview faux-pas' are:

1) facial piercings
2) visible tattoos
3) bad breath
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

I did a very informal experiment with my wife and found I got me some lovin way more often when I was rocking some scruff than clean shaven.


Should I rock the scruffy look too? I need to get laid more often
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