Facial Hair At Work: Yay or Nay?

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We’re starting today’s show with a question that hasn’t popped up in our inbox before: Should you be clean-shaven in your professional profile pictures? Listener Scott posed this to us in an email, and he’s calling in for a discussion on facial hair and whether that affects your chances of getting hired. And no, it really shouldn’t matter.

Then, we address the subject of allyship both in and out of the office. What’s a success partner? How are they different?

For more on that, we’re reaching out to Minda Hartz, one of the most interesting voices giving career advice out there. Minda started The Memo — a website that provides a forum and guidance for women of color in the workplace. She also has a new book entitled, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure a Seat at the table.”

And we end this episode with a letter from listener Sean, who had some high hopes for a promotion. Since his company’s merger, management has gone radio silent, about his new position. Liz and Rico chat about what that could mean for Sean’s job.

As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.

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