nterviewing a candidate to become one of our Hardware techs at IBM. He had a really nice suit on...with the tags still in! He changed clothes in the bathroom before he left...I would lay money down that he returned the suit after the interview!
0's, whose hair reminds them of their grandmothers', and whose clothes, while nice and clean, are very outdated. Appearances do count, because that's a first impression and first impressions are the ones that tend to stick in people's minds.
To Bonnie: You miss the point. Most 50+ year olds won't even make it to the interview stage; if their resume hints that they are over 45-50, the person doing the 'rejecting' for that company might just pass them by. So having the right attitude and dressing as if you live in today's world are meaningless when you have to get past that person doing the rejecting.…
Thank you for that. Ever since everybody and their mother has gotten into our business they have been attempting to re-invent our business for some reason.
And then I saw this:
"This article, with much respect to the author for verbalizing his ideas and dreams, could not be farther from reality if one has been following the BLS numbers over the past several years. Though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the origin and trajectory of this, I say "Let's stand with Ken" and make 100% of American jobs government jobs. Then, we can shop at the government grocery store, fuel up at the government gas station, go to government universities, take government approved vacations at government specified locations, wear government clothing, and sleep on government mattresses. This article could be no further away from the "spirit of the recruiter" than anything else being hawked on Recruiting Blogs.
Sorry man. Not standing with you..."
Thank you again, nice to see someone who does not automatically gush and agree to bizarre premises.
Fewer people today are willing to suggest the recruiter/blogger is wearing no clothes.
dress the way they do. So this thing sounded like something out of the 80's.
Dont dress like a model. A model what? Some of the clasiest dressers in the world of work dress like high fashion models. Better to have said, don't dress like you are on the way to the bar and don't want to change clothes. But then maybe i know a different kind of "model" than you do.
Better to have said, Don't dress like a frump. Now women understand frump and they don't like being frumpy. Tell a mature woman to dress her age and you just pissed off half the women in America because you mentioned two things that women get insulted about fast. Age and being told how to dress. Do you have a death wish?
Most women in the workplace spend a lot of money on their clothes, they dress depending on their mood a lot of times and they like compliments like, "You look very nice today". Unless of course they are red eyed femminists who get pissed off if a male co worker does't drop his eyes and take two steps back before he says , "Good Morning".
Oh and by the way, as a writer you might want to take a look at that one sentence where your grammar went off the rails a bit. I think it is "had seen" and not "had saw".
Now as to equality, i hope to heaven men and women are never treated as total equals. I can not imagine wanting to sit around, scratch my nether region and tell sports stories. Albeit i can empathize with the guys when they starting bitching about their last property settlement. Go figure, maybe it was the way i dressed.
In line with that i might suggest that you focus writing sports anaolgies unless of course you think all women should dress alike in little uniforms, with sensible shoes and white little blouses.
If this old gal dressed her age i would be wearing support hose and a mumu. So thanks for the advice but i think i will stay on the model track. My four to five inch heels will make a grown man cry and the animal print causes barking at the moon.
Now all you guys go find some Kaki's and blue shirts. Buy five of each so you don't have to make a decision, nobody will know how old you are and the dress code thinks you are part of the janitorial crew.
taste of style when it comes to his clothes.
Being a technical IT guy, he just did not care so much for appearances.
The first time we met him, it was pretty clear we could not let him go to our client, a somewhat conservative financial institute, looking like that.
So we tried carefully to persue him to wear, at least for the interview, some more commonly accepted cloathes-to were-on-a-job interview...
Just to be sure we asked him to stop by our office first before he went to our client.
And sure enough, when the candidate walked into our office, the whole office fell to a silence.
In came this guy, that looked like a mixture of someone out of Saturday Night Fever vs Revenge of the Nerds.
He had borought an old green (!) suit from his dad, which may have been the right thing to wear during the 70's but definitely was not the right thing to wear these days, a orange shirt with on top some old blue-ish sweater. And to finish this in style, a pair of orange sneakers underneath this all !
Clearly he made an impression but we did not wanted to risk taking the attention away from his technical skills to much...so with an hour and a half to go before the interview, we took him to a mall near by and bought him a pair of jeanos, a brown pair of shoes and a nice shirt and send him of to our client.
Sure enough he got the position and the guy was very thankfull for our "extreme makeover" advise !…