Presenting Yourself on Zoom (or, should I get a haircut)
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May 26,2020 at 12:54PM UTC
I am seeing others stepping up their looks while on Zoom calls. In the beginning of COVID19 people were wearing t-shirts and baseball hats, growing beards and hair up in ponytails. Now people are wearing button down tops and have fresh do's. While I've always dressed casual but professional, my hair is getting out of control. I have the opportunity to get my hair cut later this week but I am really nervous about it. Thoughts?
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Excellent Article on How Companies Might Encourage Imposterization
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