Job Seekers Need to Color Their Gray Hair to Get Hired [poll results]

by Sharlyn Lauby on November 21, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I shared an article recommending that job seekers need to cover up their gray hair in order to get a job. And I asked what you thought of it. The results were very interesting!

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The overwhelming result was “no, hair color doesn’t matter” with 101 votes. But what I found particularly interesting was 98 votes pointed to “yes” and “yes for women”. It made me wonder.

  • Do we want to believe that hair color doesn’t matter but the reality is … it does?
  • Is this really a gender issue? As much as we might not want to admit it.

Lastly, someone in the comments brought up an excellent point – there’s a difference between hair color and hair style. Can we get away with not coloring our hair if the style is current? Or does the color immediately imply how stylish we are?

It’s a very interesting question. Got an opinion on the subject? Love you hear your thoughts.

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