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  1. IlyaR

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    OCBD took casual? Or white shirt/tie?
     
  2. gyngyn

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    Head and top of shoulders in interview attire, smiling.
     
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    Probably a good idea to shave also.
     
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    So I understand why, and I'm very frustrated at myself for already submitting a ton of secondaries with a picture in an OCBD. Well-groomed, showered, passport style, I guess for some reason I didn't even think about putting on interview attire. How detrimental is this? Big issue?
     
  5. gyngyn

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    You will still look more professional than most.
     
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  6. Wolfpack93

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    Buy a white coat online and wear that. It'll show adcoms how confident you are.
     
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    you've completely and uterly destroyed your chances
     
  8. gyngyn

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    Thanks for reminding me. Do not wear scrubs or a lab coat. Do not wear a stethoscope around your neck. Do not send a photo scrubbed into a case.
     
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    this actually happens??
     
  10. gyngyn

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    And so much worse.
     
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    gonnif Only 695 Days Until Next Presidential Election
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    This would also be bad (sorry, I couldnt resist)
    latest.jpg
     
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    What is OBCD? Totally confused here because google didnt come up with anything
     
  13. gyngyn

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    This is actually way better grooming than average.
     
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    Oxford button something something...
     
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    well at least that makes for an easy rejection I'm assuming.
     
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    *OCBD - Oxford cloth button down. The oxford-style dress shirts with a button-down collar.
     
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    I just submitted a cropped version of my staff pic they took at the university where I work. I assume if it's good enough for a professional job, its good enough for identification in an application.
     
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    I wore a bowtie.
     
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    Wear your nicest tank top, snapback and a pair of expensive shades. They will know what you look like when you walk in the interview. The picture is to show off your swag.
     
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    I sent in a couple with me outside while hiking in a t-shirt with necklaces on, and I sent the rest with a photo of me in a dress shirt and blazer. I will let you know the results.
     
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    Just looked it up: Oxford cotton button down. Acronyms these days...
     
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    I was abroad while secondaries were coming in, there are no Walgreens hanging around and so I was really excited when I randomly found a photography place on the side of the street one day. I was dressed in a sleeveless top, so I ended up asking for the digital version and photoshopping a convincing blazer looking thing into it. I'll get back to you on how that fares...
     
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    It is the conservative, and somewhat boring, uniform of fashionable young men over at /r/malefashionadvice
     
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    Hmm I did an Oxford for mine... Whoops.
     
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    Please feel free to elaborate.
     
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    Imagine the least professional photos possible, or photos consistent with an entirely different profession...
     
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    lol my imagination ran with this one...
     
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    Unprofessional like... bleeding from an open wound on your forehead with a bird stuck in your hair?

    For us ladies, what looks more professional for our hair? Should we have some sort of conservative up-do, or should we leave is down and tidy?
     
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    Would you say that the nature of the photograph correlates to the quality of the application?
     
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    Often.
     
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    Hollywood glamor shot with lots of cleavage, for example?


     
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    Looking over a shoulder through lowered lashes.
     
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    I just took individual pictures with different tank tops that read "(insert school name) Class of 2019"...
     
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    So my picture is one of my head and shoulders, wearing a T-shirt and smiling. But I stupidly forgot to shave. My facial hair isn't messy but it's there. Is that still ok?
     
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    we need specific examples please
     
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    In a similar vein, I have somewhat sensitive skin and haven't completely shaved since I was probably 14. I'm willing to shave for my photos, but probably not for every interview, so I'm leaning toward staying consistent and keeping a very short, well-groomed beard for all of the above. Is this a bad idea?
     
  37. CaliforniaDreamer

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    The adcoms will always say shave, but if you have never shaved in your adult life I would say just do it as neat as possible. I wouldn't think interviews are the time to try something new like that...
     
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    This topic comes up way more than I would have ever suspected. Use some common sense; professional school, professional look.
     
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    It took me more than 15 seconds to think of a male PI in my department without some sort of facial hair...
     
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    They can do whatever they want with their facial hair as long as their grant gets funded.
    You?
     
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    Ok.
     
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    Touché.

    I suppose I'll have to wait to be an Adcom myself to change this tide.
     
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    all applicants must have facial hair
     
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    My biggest concern was hiding my brightly colored dyed underside of my hair for that picture. I didn't even think of dressing in interview clothes. At least I wore a business attire top. :/
     
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    Pardon, I used to post a lot on a style forum and it was a really common term there
     
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    I knew gyngyn was a mod somewhere else
     
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    Gotta look good
     

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