Sometimes a Mum or Dad will accompany their VCE son or daughter to a consultation with me as they support them in taking the first steps in their career. Often parents express a belief that their child should have their hair cut or changed to something more traditional as they believe it will go against them in a job interview otherwise. It is something that actually prompts needless friction between child and parent. For the most part, the truth is employers and recruiters are not bothered by a young person’s hair unless it poses a safety or hygiene risk. Other things are far more important in an interview than style or cut. When it comes to hair, the thing to remember is not to fiddle with, or groom it while in the interview.