Today's post is a guest blog from Mary Hurrell, a job search expert who wanted to pass on some advice about grooming and the job hunt. Let us know what you think, does this apply to every job or more for office-type jobs? What are your thoughts on this when it comes to the job hunt?
Despite encouraging news of the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, the job market is still a competitive place – especially for all the millennials and recent grads still searching for work. That’s why Wahl Clippers, a leader in men’s grooming, decided to take an unconventional approach to helping job seekers find their edge. The company researched some of today’s most popular men’s hairstyles to figure out what to wear to get hired, get the raise and which may be best left in college. The styles to take you from dorm room to board room are featured in the Hairstyles for Success infographic.
Keep it in College
Although it might look good for frat parties and the lecture halls, the least effective hairstyle for job seekers and those striving for a higher income is the beach cut. This longer, easy-breezy style shows promise in the entertainment industry, but it had little success in converting interviews to offers or climbing the corporate ladder (only 10 percent!). The beach look’s inability to seal the deal could be attributed to the fact that 60 percent of people consider it to be unprofessional. The look is definitely more prevalent with those starting out as 65 percent of men sporting this hairstyle earn less than $50,000 per year.
Hairstyles that will Land You the Job
If you’re still in the interview process, the easy cut —shorter all-around— or the peaked cut, which is shorter on the sides and longer and spikier on top, are the styles for you. In fact, 60 percent of men who were looking for employment and successfully found it were sporting one of these two looks. These styles do, however, come with a “hair ceiling.” According to the study, 90 percent of guys who had these hairstyles make less than $100,000. So, if you’re looking to advance in your career, you might want to consider a hair exit strategy.
The Best Style for Getting Paid
The classic side part is not only one of today's hottest hairstyles for men, but it's also the style most likely to get you paid. Almost one in three guys with this style earn more than $100,00 a year. One reason for this might be that more than 60% of people think this style looks professional, trustworthy and exudes leadership potential.
For more on the latest hairstyle trends and how to achieve them, visit Wahl Grooming.