- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I would say no.
Many people have allergies or aversions to perfumes and colognes.
As long as he is clean and wearing deoderant that should suffice.
No! In another thread I mentioned I’m a career counsellor. I always recommend for both men and women, its better to err on the side of caution and go scent free. When I used to do the hiring for a major staffing firm in Ottawa, there were times I cut a normally hour-long interview into 10 mins because people were smothered in cologne, and I’m not even scent-sensitive. You jsut never know what can put people off so why risk it?
No one should wear cologne to any interview. Many progressive employers have a no scent policy in the workplace so it’s a good idea to appear to be aware of current practices.
No and women shouldn’t wear perfume either, you never know what smells offend other people or might bother their allergies.
glad there seems to be a consensus out there. As someone who worked in HR for a long time interviewing people regularly I say NO. We had a scent free policy, and even though I was not sensitive to it, it was hard on several of my co-workers.
clean and well pressed… he will be fine
gross, no. dont wear colgne or perfume to work OR to interviews. otherwise IIIIIII will sneeze up a storm on YOOOOOU!
Definitely not. It should be banned everywhere, IMO.
No way. I used to interview people (usually women) and if they had perfume on, it was an immediate no from us. We worked in a small office and the manager was allergic to most smells (and I was just bothered by them). Never once in my life have I ever said to anyone, “Oooh, what scent are you wearing, I love it!” because in all honesty, I think most perfumes and colognes smell really, really gross!
No! No! No! Cologne in an interview is a big no no! If someone came into my office for an interview and was wearing heavy cologne, I would cut the interview short just to get them out of my office, because I get very bad headaches from the smell. It would be a shame not to be able to fully “sell” yourself in an interview simply because of cologne!
No to cologne, but I think men wearing a nice-scented deoderant (like some of those new old spice ones) will be just enough scent to make them stand out in a good way. There are so many times when I’m close to my FH and I wonder why he smells so good, and it’s his deoderant.
I always wear a splash of light body spray (not perfume which is always heavier). I don’t like not wearing something – and I’ve never gotten a negative comment about it (or even a sneeze!)
The topic ‘Should guys wear cologne to job interviews?’ is closed to new replies.