(Closed) Job interview question, do you wear perfume

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t wear perfume to a job interview. 

I was told by graduate school career services not to because it could be a distraction.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Not.  Your interviewer could have an allergy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

no way! Its possible that they may be allergic, or if you put it on too heavy it may make someone sick… I wouldn’t risk it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No, you do not.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I would not wear perfume to a job interview.  It can be distracting and overpowering.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Not. A lot of people are allergic or very sensitive to fragrances, and others simply don’t like having someone’s lingering perfume wafting around their office/workspace.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No. Imagine that your interview will take place in a very tiny not well ventilated room. Even the faintest smell will be potent in a situation like that. Just smell clean! As in take a shower and don’t have a McDonalds fish sandwhich before you go and you will be fine.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

No.  Absolutely not.  Too many people are sensitive to fragrance, and it would be awful to give the person interviewing you a migraine.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I super allergic, so I never do and hope no one else does 🙂 (that is interviewing me)

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

never wear perfume or heavily scented lotions to a job interview!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, the scent of clean is enough. Many workplaces have a “no scent” policy so not wearing perfume shows that you are aware of current workplace issues.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@kitzy:Good point on the lotions….they can be even more stinky than perfumes.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh dear and now i’m afraid to admit this – I do. Perhaps that’s where i’m going wrong lol

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