Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo
- - - - -

The Beard Question


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  • Joined: 14-April 09

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

Attached Files


Edited by Saskatchewan Canucks Fan, 09 October 2013 - 07:21 AM.

  • 0

anfqiq.jpg
                                By -Vintage Canuck-
 


#2 Jägermeister

Jägermeister

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,272 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 12

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.
  • 1

Jagermeister.jpg


#3 King Heffy

King Heffy

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,707 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 10

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.
  • 0

ldM48CQ.gif


#4 Raffi Torres's Smirk

Raffi Torres's Smirk

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts
  • Joined: 24-January 13

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.
  • 4

#5 One one two

One one two

    Got skipped

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,287 posts
  • Joined: 14-April 09

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.
  • 0

#6 King Heffy

King Heffy

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,707 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 10

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.
  • 1

ldM48CQ.gif


#7 hudson bay rules

hudson bay rules

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,386 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 10

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.
  • 0
I love rock and roll, just put another dime in the juice box baby.

#8 Baka

Baka

    ばか

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,891 posts
  • Joined: 28-September 11

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.
  • 0

Posted Image


#9 Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  • Joined: 14-April 09

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

Edited by Saskatchewan Canucks Fan, 08 October 2013 - 06:14 PM.

  • 0

anfqiq.jpg
                                By -Vintage Canuck-
 


#10 EB²

EB²

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,013 posts
  • Joined: 18-March 09

Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

Guys with beards > guys without beards.
  • 4

#11 :D

:D

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,150 posts
  • Joined: 14-August 03

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.
  • 1

#12 Salmonberries

Salmonberries

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,803 posts
  • Joined: 22-November 11

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.
  • 0

#13 Charlie.the.Unicorn

Charlie.the.Unicorn

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Joined: 10-July 07

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.
  • 0

#14 ilduce39

ilduce39

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,990 posts
  • Joined: 28-February 08

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.
  • 0
T-Bone said:
remind them all of Tbone, remeber me for how I lived, not how I was banned
*sig too big

#15 Charlie.the.Unicorn

Charlie.the.Unicorn

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Joined: 10-July 07

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?
  • 0

#16 :D

:D

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,150 posts
  • Joined: 14-August 03

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:

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
  • 0

#17 Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  • Joined: 14-April 09

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!
  • 1

anfqiq.jpg
                                By -Vintage Canuck-
 


#18 Kryten

Kryten

    Aladdin

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,401 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 12

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.
  • 0
Posted Image

#19 Tangelos

Tangelos

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 12

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.
  • 0

(Sig removed by mod)
Previously Doug The Thug Glatt


#20 J.R.

J.R.

    Rainbow Butt Monkey

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,500 posts
  • Joined: 04-July 08

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.
  • 0
"Science is like an inoculation against charlatans who would have you believe whatever it is they tell you."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted ImagePosted Image

#21 Strawberries

Strawberries

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,563 posts
  • Joined: 24-February 09

Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Girls love my beard
  • 0
Posted Image

#22 hudson bay rules

hudson bay rules

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,386 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 10

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.

Posted Image
  • 0
I love rock and roll, just put another dime in the juice box baby.

#23 J.R.

J.R.

    Rainbow Butt Monkey

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,500 posts
  • Joined: 04-July 08

Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

Posted Image
  • 0
"Science is like an inoculation against charlatans who would have you believe whatever it is they tell you."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted ImagePosted Image

#24 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,965 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:27 PM

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

Posted Image


that guy on the far right looks like such a badass
  • 0

212e8lw.jpg
 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 


#25 RonMexico

RonMexico

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,038 posts
  • Joined: 27-July 12

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
  • 0

#26 Tangelos

Tangelos

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 12

Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

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



  • 0

(Sig removed by mod)
Previously Doug The Thug Glatt


#27 Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

Saskatchewan Canucks Fan

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  • Joined: 14-April 09

Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:48 PM

that guy on the far right looks like such a badass


You are right. He was one crazy guy in his younger years. Now he simply receives respect just by his demeanor and the way he holds himself. A very respected man
  • 0

anfqiq.jpg
                                By -Vintage Canuck-
 


#28 CanuckOfEngland

CanuckOfEngland

    K-Wing Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 39 posts
  • Joined: 07-October 13

Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:06 PM

I got the best job I've ever had whilst rocking a full on beard, I got the worst job I've ever had whilst clean shaven!
  • 0

Posted Image

CanuckOfEngland

Many Thanks to Sergei Bobrovtree for the awesome sig!


#29 Raffi Torres's Smirk

Raffi Torres's Smirk

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts
  • Joined: 24-January 13

Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:28 PM

Job applied for: Packaging Designer

Beard status: Trimmed, but still hangs an inch and a half below my chin. Red.

Reaction of interviewers: Fantastic. One of the first things they said was "awesome beard."
  • 3

#30 J.R.

J.R.

    Rainbow Butt Monkey

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,500 posts
  • Joined: 04-July 08

Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

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


Do I need to have a chat with VI?
  • 0
"Science is like an inoculation against charlatans who would have you believe whatever it is they tell you."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted ImagePosted Image


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.