This weekend I had an interesting dialog on the Execunet LinkedIn Group about what you can or can’t say to job seekers. At one point in the dialog this comment was made:
I’m not going to go into any of the conversation, but this line struck me as interesting. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say most guys don’t color their hair. So, when they are at “that age,” and in a job search, and the hair is going to give it away… doesn’t it make sense to color the hair?
So, this is not a blog post where I’m going to tell you what to do. I think YOU need to make your own decision. Here are two of my opinions, and then I want to hear what you think in the comments.
Jason Alba Opinion 1: Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you have always wanted to do it, or if you are doing it for reasons other than the impression during a job search. In other words, if you are doing it to hide your age, usually in preparation for an interview, then do not do it. I think it’s like when you look at someone’s LinkedIn Profile, then when you meet them they are twenty years older… there’s just something weird there.
Jason Alba Opinion 2: If you choose to color your hair, for whatever reason, have it done professionally. Especially if you’ve never done it before. It’s really easy to do this wrong, and have it look horrible.
So… that’s my opinion. I’m keeping it short because I want YOU to add your comments.
So, what do you think?