Post # 1
Hi Bees! So I have an interview next week for a high level position in my field (yay!). It’s a male dominated field and I would be managing an entirely male staff (I’m assuming). I was most recenlty in sales, where there was a lot of pressure to look pretty and feminine.
I’m thinking for this interview I’d rather go more gender neutral if that makes sense. It’s hard enough to overcome being a young-looking woman in my late 20s and I’d rather my appearance not distract from my qualifications.
I’m planning to wear a black suit with a royal blue button-up shirt. For makeup, my standard for work is just a little mineral foundation and mascara.
I’m trying to decide how to do my hair. I have naturally curly hair that is cut in a mid-length bob style. I’ve heard that curly hair can be seen as “unprofessional”. Should I straighten my hair or wear it up? Do you have any other tips?
Post # 3
Congrats on the interview!
I would think clean, off your face and “tame” would work best. If your natural curl is a bit wild, you might want to consider straightening it or pulling it back.
Your goal should be a clean, professional look that doesn’t distract (good or bad) from what you’re saying when the interviewers are talking to you.
Post # 4
pony tail look is classic to me.
Post # 5
I interviewed at a couple places for grad school and I wore my hair down but with my bangs pulled back as to not distract, once straightened and once big, loose curled. I also have naturally curly hair but never wear it that way since it’s wild. I was going for clean and professional but also retaining femininity 🙂
Post # 6
I have curly hair and I do worry about it looking professional for a job interview. If I have time and weather seems cooperative, I straighten it – it looks more polished and put together. If that isn’t an option (like humidity would make it frizz) I usuly will pull it back with a hair clip (half up). On me, a ponytail doesn’t look professional and makes me look young and/or calls attention to my hair’s propensity to frizz.
Post # 7
Thanks for they advice, everyone!