Friday, March 18, 2016

Tattoo and a job

One of my LinkedIn contact posted that her candidate lost a job because of full-body tattoo and asked whether this is right or wrong. I know what she must be feeling but I am of an opinion that it completely depends what her client company thinks of their brand and the position.

If your job involves meeting people with different ethnicity, culture and mindset then neutral appearance is always good (except for hospitality industry/function where you might have a theme for your dressing style). You would certainly not want to offend your prospect with your attire or the way you carry yourself. If you are working as a back-office employee or developer then you can have a leisure of wearing anything that pleases you and which is decent enough. But people-facing jobs demand more from you. You have to impress people with your work and you have appeal to them too.

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