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seatown12
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby seatown12 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:31 pm

kalvano wrote:
seatown12 wrote:
kalvano wrote:I've turned down two jobs over a policy like that (not law jobs). It's bullshit, and I don't want to work for a place that has a policy like that. If they are going to micromanage your facial hair, then what else are they going to try and do?

Think of all the jobs for which you wore a suit to the interview even though the job itself definitely did not require formal attire. Same general concept.

Not really.

Someone could easily make an analogous argument to yours stating "if they are going to micromanage your wardrobe, then what else are they going to try to do?"

Just shave for the interview and grow the thing back once you've got the job, at which point no one will care. So easy and obvious.

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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby kalvano » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:30 pm

seatown12 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
seatown12 wrote:
kalvano wrote:I've turned down two jobs over a policy like that (not law jobs). It's bullshit, and I don't want to work for a place that has a policy like that. If they are going to micromanage your facial hair, then what else are they going to try and do?

Think of all the jobs for which you wore a suit to the interview even though the job itself definitely did not require formal attire. Same general concept.

Not really.

Someone could easily make an analogous argument to yours stating "if they are going to micromanage your wardrobe, then what else are they going to try to do?"

Just shave for the interview and grow the thing back once you've got the job, at which point no one will care. So easy and obvious.



No. If they aren't enthralled with a beard at interviews, whose to say Renzo's scenario won't apply?

It's fine if that works for you. It doesn't for me. If a place is so petty and stupid as to not hire someone based on a beard or no beard, then I really have no interest in working there anyway.

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Tanicius
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby Tanicius » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:08 pm

kalvano wrote:It's fine if that works for you. It doesn't for me. If a place is so petty and stupid as to not hire someone based on a beard or no beard, then I really have no interest in working there anyway.


It's not necessarily the firm itself. It could be something as stupid as the whims of the interviewer. "I just didn't like the way that beard looked, I dunno." That stuff can happen.

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TheFutureLawyer
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:34 pm

Tanicius wrote:I'd only wear the beard if you're concerned like me that without it you'll look ridic young.


lol, every once and a while someone tells me that I look like I'm 17/18 years old (and at that age I'd hear 14/15). Maybe I should try to grow a beard, though it takes a while for me and still comes out a little patchy. *sigh*

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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:40 pm

Kretzy wrote:Had a beard through all of 1L firm recruiting, and it had no ill effect. I was basically told be OCS that I should shave for certain markets (like DC) but that firms in California/the West in general didn't care.

Don't you go to SLS? I would think that HYS on your resume would outweigh a firm's concern over facial hair. Shit, I bet if you were interviewing at Yale firms wouldn't care if you looked like this:

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Borhas
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby Borhas » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:27 pm

people that can pull off beards know who they are, others should not make the attempt

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williambrianlondon
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby williambrianlondon » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:38 pm

I had no problems with my beard, but don't walk in looking like the guys from ZZ Top.

Keep it neat.

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Verity
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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby Verity » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:02 pm

What about fake beards?



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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby sundance95 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:06 pm

Borhas wrote:people that can pull off beards know who they are, others should not make the attempt

This.

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Re: Beards, OCI, and You.

Postby Kretzy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:38 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Had a beard through all of 1L firm recruiting, and it had no ill effect. I was basically told be OCS that I should shave for certain markets (like DC) but that firms in California/the West in general didn't care.

Don't you go to SLS? I would think that HYS on your resume would outweigh a firm's concern over facial hair. Shit, I bet if you were interviewing at Yale firms wouldn't care if you looked like this:

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I do. Thankfully, I don't know anyone who looks like that guy, though.




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