I ran across an interesting post titled “The New Job-Interview Dress Code”. The title intrigued me since I’ve written about this subject a few times. I was reminded of the article when I saw the latest Bloomberg Businessweek post-election magazine covers:
In reading the dress code piece, I’m not sure there was any really new information about dressing for interviews. But close to the end of the article, they mentioned gray hair.
And they suggested that in order to get the job, you have to color your hair if it’s naturally gray.
I’m struggling with this advice.
[Insert sarcasm here.] I know this will come as a shock to you guys…but I color my hair. I know, gasp! I do it because I like it. More importantly, Mr. Bartender likes it. And occasionally, my friends and acquaintances tell me it looks good. It’s one thing to color your hair because you want to. It’s another to tell someone it might be a requirement for steady employment.
Besides, as the article points out, there are lots of people who look fabulous in silver, white and salt/pepper hair. Why should they have to color it?
So what do you guys think? Do me a favor and weigh in on the one question poll below. I’ll post the results in a week or so.