Let's say your style is not compatible with a job you went to school for and that you really really want. When you've tried to go in, as you, you know you've been outright rejected because of the way you look, or your hair, or your fashion choices. Do you think that, that person should change their look to suit the needs of the job they are after, or just keep trying to find someone who may accept them, even if it means they are unemployed forever or never employed in the field of their choice?
- Ditch their pride, change their look, they can always "be them" on the weekends53%(9)67%(20)Vote85%(11)
- Be 100% true to themselves, even if it means, never getting their dream job47%(8)33%(10)Vote15%(2)
Most Helpful Guy
Is there a middle ground where you can adapt to your work environment while maintaining your personal style as well?
Part of me says be 100% true to yourself and don't change to please other people, but the other part of me knows that it is possible to do both.
At the beginning of a career, you will probably have to conform to what is expected of you as far as appearance. Once you are established, have a solid reputation, THEN it's easier to "be yourself".
What specifically is your situation? What style do you want to maintain and what kind of career is it that you are trying to get in to?
Most Helpful Girl
If you have to change too much of who you are for your job, you probably won't be there for the long term. I'm fortunate to work for a company that encourages diversity (not just color or gender) and realizes the worker isn't just a person performing tasks for the hours they are paying them.
There are more and more companies like that today than there used to be who feel this way.
Look around, do your research.
There's a company or companies out there where you can be more yourself.
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