- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
all products be scent free?
all products be scent free?
A little bit of perfume is ok.
The only scented product I’ll wear to an interview is deodorant/anti-persperant. I sweat like crazy when I’m nervous! I would look into the work place policy, or see if it’s anywhere on the job posting- if it is labelled as a scent free environment, don’t wear perfume.
i’ve never though about this. i probably would wear purfume, i can’t see why i wouldn’t…?
enlighten me, please!
I usually don’t, but because I usually don’t on a daily basis. I wouldn’t put any special on for an interview.
There are workplaces that are chemical and scent-free because some people are really sensitive. You wouldn’t want to be asked to wipe off your Chanel No5 on the way in because the receptionist was about to have a seizure. 🙂
People judge you based on everything when they interview. They might think you smell good, but if they don’t like it (and everyone reacts differently to different smells), they will attach you to an “ick” feeling. Best not give them that option.
I wouldn’t. I’ve interviewed people who’ve worn very strong scented products, and I always had to ask them to try to clean it off, since our workplace was scent-free. :/
I’ve always worn perfume to job interviews, and I’ve also gotten all the jobs I’ve interviewed for… So for me at least, there is no connection between the two.
Going scent free indicates that you are aware of current occupational health and safety issues and will reflect well on you.
You can’t offend anyone by not wearing a scent. You could offend someone by wearing one (allergies, just general dislike of perfumes, etc). Why take the risk?
I think as long as its a very light scent, its not a problem. Any strong scents should be left off.
After I worked in an office with a highly allergic individual, I realized its better to never wear scents. Wouldnt want to send someone to the hospital (and course others might not appreciate the scent, which could harm my job chances). Now, I never wear it and find strong scents distracting and annoying.
As someone that is highly allergic to perfumes and scented lotions I recommend that you are perfume free for interviews. If someone in my office wears perfume that is too string….instant migraine. My little brother cannit be in a room with air freshener without getting a migraine. If I were interviewing you and your perfume gave me a migraine I wouldnt even bother to give your resume anither glance.
I am at a job I love so I hope I REALLY don’t have to worry about this anymore any time soon… that being said,
I would use a same scented body wash, lotion, and a few splashes of body spray. It leaves a light scent without being over powering actually. It’s almost subliminal. 🙂 It helped me get this job I have now and I do get compliments on what I wear… btw, I use bath and body works.
Good luck on your job interviews… If you live in Phoenix, and are looking for a pretty permanent part time job 12:30-5 and have flexibility to cover me for vacations, sick days, etc… haha just thought I would throw it out there:)
Ah New Jersey… Nevermind:)
No, no, no. I’m a nurse and worked in allergy field for seventeen years and have allergies myself. Many people are very sensitive to scents and can have bad allergic reaction…….non-stop sneezing, asthma symptoms.
You want YOU to be the focal point, not your fragrance.
If you really feel the need for something, as an allergy sufferer, I can tolerate Cracker Barrel honey lotion. One time my ex got me a perfume called Chloe. I wore it to dinner and I about needed a clothespin on my nose to stop it from running and sneezing. I have already stuffed Kleenex up my nostrils in a bad attack!!!!!! Thankfully now there are antihistamine nose sprays; I never am without it.
Many employers, especially healthcare, have no fragrance policies.
SORRY to be so passionate about this subject but I’ve had numerous occasions ruined by perfumes and smoke. Oh and why do women douse on the perfume for church??????!!!!!!
GOOD LUCK on your interview.
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