Hair Restoration Blog

November 26 2012

Hair Loss and Your Job Interview

Securing a job interview is a difficult feat. If you’re interviewing with a prospective job, it means that you’ve made several large cuts and they like what they see from your resume and cover letter. The trick of the interview is to help them like you as much in person as they do on paper. You’ve spent countless days searching for jobs online and have likely been on many interviews that haven’t panned out. Are you tired of sitting at home, surfing the web for opportunities day after day, only to blow your chance on interview day?

Interviewing for a new job is stressful for anyone. However, if you’re struggling with male pattern baldnessand hair loss from alopecia areata, there are additional stresses as you prepare for an interview. It is likely that you’ve waited for weeks, perhaps months for this one particular interview. You think you’re prepared, but once you’re in front of the prospective employees, you either freeze and don’t say enough or have nerves and talk too much. There are several tips to keep in mind as you’re preparing for an interview.

Research the company

One of the most common mistakes that interviewees make is not doing their research. You’ve put so much time into drafting your resume and filling out applications, spend just thirty minutes and do a little bit of research on the company. At this point, you know the person with whom you’re interviewing. Look them up on professional networking sites, read their bio on the company webpage, and learn about their history at the job. It’s also essential that you know information about the company itself: when was it founded? What is the company recognized for in the industry? How will your skills move their mission forward?

Speak up

You were chosen for an interview because at least one person thinks you’re worth it. There were dozens of people who were not invited for an interview. Since you have this opportunity, take advantage of it! When asked a question, speak up and share your knowledge. Talk about your skill set and accomplishments. Practice interviewing with someone before you attend the real meeting. Rehearse at least one story you can share that highlights your strengths and skills.

Strut your style

Attending an interview with thinning hair and/or bald spots may not be easy. In fact, for many men it is a cause of anxiety and self-consciousness. If you’re not sure whether to request a phone interview because of feeling self-conscious, think again! You owe it to yourself to go to the interview in person. Depending on the type of job, your clothing may vary. However, our guess is that you’d like your hair to look healthy regardless of the job.

If you have significant thinning, this is the perfect time to consider one of today’s many excellent hair replacement options for men. As San Jose’s leading hair loss treatment center for over 30 years, we have helped thousands of men and women say goodbye to hair loss anxiety with the latest and most natural looking hair replacement solutions available.

When it comes to that all important job interview, think of it as a chance to dazzle prospective employees with all that you have to offer. It’s easy to get serious in an interview because there’s a lot riding on this one conversation. Yes, it is an important day that requires a certain amount of seriousness. However, remember to smile, laugh, and show them your personality as well as your professional skills.