Young Woman Applying for High School Teaching Job- Advice Needed

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  1. Moogeeg

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    Apr 4, 2014

    Hello, all!

    I am finishing up my student teaching now (I am a Family Consumer Science (Home Ec)/English minor, and I have an interview set up for a position teaching FCS at a wonderful high school.

    I am a bit conflicted as to how I want to wear my hair for the interview. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I do not want to look like a high schooler when interviewing. I have decently long hair (it reaches the small of my back). I have considered getting my hair blown out and wearing it down, doing it in some kind of low bun updo, or wearing it half-up, half-down with a pretty clip.

    What do you folks think would be the most professional-looking way to have my hair done? I would especially love to hear from those who have been on interview committees, but all input is helpful and appreciated.
     
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  3. dgpiaffeteach

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    I always wore mine down but it wasn't long. It barely touched my shoulders.

    My students seem to wear ponytails a lot.
     
  4. teach1

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    Personally I think half-up, half-down tends to make people look younger. However, I've worn my hair like that to an interview before and was offered the job.

    I also think as long as your hair looks clean and tidy you will be fine with any of the choices you listed.
     
  5. Moogeeg

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    Thanks!

    Thank you!

    I tried a low ponytail for a career fair yesterday and it actually looked quite professional. I am glad it worked out.
     
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    I always did my hair in a professional bun or braid.
     
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    It depends. can you have a neat bun or braid? If not I would clip it back out of your face.

    That was the advice I would get. They don't want you playing with your hair during interviews.

    I've found most of my students have pony tails as well.
     

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