update: do men need to cut their long hair for job interviews?

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past.

Remember the letter-writer in 2017 whose husband was agonizing over whether he needed to cut his long hair for job interviews? Here’s the update.

I’ve been enjoying all the updates from letter writers, so I figured I’d share a low-stakes update. I wrote in a few years ago because my husband couldn’t decide if he needed to cut his hair while interviewing. He decided not to cut it and he got a great in-house accountant job that he has been at since. He still hasn’t cut his hair, and it is gloriously long. When he recently wore it down at a casual event hosted by a coworker (pre-COVID), he got many compliments. He also is completely covered in tattoos on his arms, chest, and back, which I mention to dispel myths about what kinds of people end up in accounting :)

update: do men need to cut their long hair for job interviews? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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