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    As a non-fair weather wearer of a beard, has the time finally come to shave it for the upcoming vacation schemes I have? Anyone have thoughts on the matter?
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    I think I'm going to be shaving
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    I would err on the side of caution and get rid of it- should you be lucky enough to secure a training contract offer at the firm, then by all means grow the beard (though you may be better of without it lol)
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    Get rid. Some people do have stubble etc., but it depends on the attitude of the partners in your team. You have no idea what your partners' opinion on beards will be, so best leaving it off.
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    Probably depends on how strongly you feel about the beard. I got a TC with a (very trimmed) beard, but then I look more professional with than without. Can certainly see Le Nombre's point.
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    (Original post by gsw08)
    As a non-fair weather wearer of a beard, has the time finally come to shave it for the upcoming vacation schemes I have? Anyone have thoughts on the matter?
    I agree with the other comments. It really depends on the person interviewing you. Some partners might see the beard as something that makes you unique in a creative way; others might see it as unprofessional. Personally, I would shave it off just to play it safe, but then it could work to your advantage if the right person is interviewing you. However, you will be taking a risk if you do keep it.
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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    Some partners might see the beard as something that makes you unique in a creative way;
    Pushing it.

    It's a law firm, not a bar in Shoreditch!
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    (Original post by liarpoker)
    Pushing it.

    It's a law firm, not a bar in Shoreditch!
    Yes that is true, but I think some partners are eccentric people. Of course, they don't come often, but I think they do exist in law firms. Not that I'm supporting his decision to keep the beard; I just believe law firms would hire a diverse range of people.
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    (Original post by liarpoker)
    Pushing it.

    It's a law firm, not a bar in Shoreditch!
    You get the odd one here and there.

    There's a partner at Stephenson Harwood who resembles Santa.
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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    I just believe law firms would hire a diverse range of people.
    Good one.

    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    You get the odd one here and there.There's a partner at Stephenson Harwood who resembles Santa.
    Tbf you could probably turn up with a Mohican and still only be the second most embarrassed person at their partners' meetings these days.
 
 
 

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