Would it be hard getting a job with long hair?

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Re: Would it be hard getting a job with long hair?

Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

The real question is - did he get the job?
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Re: Would it be hard getting a job with long hair?

Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

No.
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Re: Would it be hard getting a job with long hair?

Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:45 PM

View PostDean_Grobler, on 19 January 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

It also brings up another question I have, a little off topic.
How would one dress for an interview for a programmer job? I'm sure lots depends on the company as you'd dress different for a bank (suit up) than for some Web Design company (just smart casual?).

Having long hair then and dressing up in a suit would surely make you look like a real chop...

What advice is there?

First off depends where in SA you are.
If it's JHB, Durbs or PE that's a bit more liberal Long hair, Jeans , shirt and tekkies will work but if you are looking in Pta, or Bloem wear a tie and short hair.
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Re: Would it be hard getting a job with long hair?

Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:00 PM

I've been growing my hair since 1995 and I only ever trim the ends to keep it from looking too scraggy. I have a beard too that I trim for interviews and I always wear a suit and tie my hair back but then I don't go for jobs in McD's.
I also have four earrings and a cuff on my left ear (I clamped them shut with pliers in the early 90's and haven't taken them out since) and used to wear all sorts of stuff on my wrists...tucked up my sleeve for interviews :P
In the interview for my last job I was the only one wearing a suit and tie...I felt awkward but I got the job. The job before that they were all suited and booted but I still made it.
I'm sure I've probably been rejected for my appearance before but I'd die inside if I had to look like Mr Android.
It's probably a result of starting out as an archaeologist where ripped clothes and a massive floppy jumper is as smart as they get.
If you are getting turned away, work freelance over the net so they can't see you :D
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