Job Interview style- Curly or Straight?
When you have a job interview, how do you wear your hair? You hear alot of people say to not wear your hair in its natural state. Some people don’t care and feel like people should accept them how they are. We all know, we can not care as much as we want, but unfortunately, it could decide whether we get a job or not. Look at Six Flags and American Apparel..Six Flags has it in their rules that state you can’t wear locs…American Apparel- its been said they prefer curl heads over straight or relaxed heads. At the end of the day, I do believe that it could make or break a job interview. They could be in love with it, or think it is unruly. How do you do your hair when you go for an interview? Does it depend on the type of job you are going for?
When I was in school, I took a Leadership class at Morehouse and they taught us basically to step into your career the way they want you to be….and as you move on up the ladder, you can change more into how you ARE. I agree with that, especially in the corporate world. Yes, it sucks!…but sometimes you have to play the game- the hair, the walk, the talk.
Do you think in 2010 that we are at the point where it doesn’t matter to wear your hair curly or straight? Have you experienced discrimination because of your hair? I just wanted some other’s opinions.
ETA (Edited to Add) Sidenote: I met a Professor at Clark Atlanta University and she told me about a student who had natural hair. She went into the Career Fair on campus with her hair in her natural state. No one wanted to talk to her and barely read her resume. She came back the next day with her hair straightened and got a totally different response. That is so sad. Its like that though…I’m happy that not everyone has that experience or has to worry about their hair but it definitely is still an issue in 2010