|Job-Hunt Tip #34
||[Aug. 19th, 2009|10:50 am]
When you come in for an interview, leave the ankle bracelet with the big Gothic cross on it at home. |
Seriously. #1: you've done a piss poor job of researching the "quirkiness" level of the hospitality industry. Which on a scale of 1-10 is about a...1. Please. A tattoo that can be easily seen is a big deal here. I wore a choker one day and half the senior men couldn't breathe. The (dead, but real) cicada I have on my cube wall -- you'd think I had put up a taxidermied elk. A very discreet ankle bracelet would be fine. A big black chain one with a 3 inch heavy cross...
You're also clearly demonstrating that you don't have good judgement skills. There's always time for quirky to come out. I was smart enough to wait until they had a good opinion of me and now the quirky keeps pace with the confidence. But really, for your first interview...that's an assload of confidence, especially considering the current job market.
Unless you're actually interviewing AT Hot Topic...don't dress like it.