Please tell the men of America to shave!
:Style Policewoman In Ohio
:Dear Style Policewoman: As I recall, men started going less clean-shaven after the TV series “Miami Vice” became a hit. Five o’clock shadows became the rage, as did going sockless in loafers and wearing a lot of pastels.
On the right person, the look can be sexy — as was demonstrated by hunk-a-licious actors Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, and British singer George Michael. However, I agree that when a man’s beard starts turning gray, a clean shave is a better look because after a “certain age” the stubble begins to resemble that of an old derelict rather than a Hollywood sex symbol.
:Dear Abby: I am the human resources director for a nonprofit organization. I hope you will help me send a message out to anyone searching for a job. Ninety-five percent of all the candidates I interview know little to nothing about the organization for which they are interviewing.
Please let job seekers know that most organizations are less likely to hire an applicant who has done no research on the company he or she is interviewing with. I wouldn’t!
:Shaking My Head In San Diego
:Dear Shaking Your Head: That’s good advice. Not only should the applicant know something about the organization or company, the job seeker should be prepared to tell the interviewer why he or she is eager for the job, and how hiring him or her will enhance the business.
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