Don’t Be Too Chatty? Dads And Daughters Talk About Outdated And Sexist Job Interview Advice

For Father’s Day, HP got fathers and daughters to talk about some of the most common job interview “tips” out there for women.

Don’t wear too much perfume. Don’t wear too much make-up. Don’t be aggressive when negotiating your salary. Don’t look too hot. Don’t be too chatty. Avoid dressing too much like a woman. Women who are job hunting might want to cover gray hair. Wearing a wedding ring might indicate you’re going to start a family soon. Just find out you’re pregnant? Best to keep it to yourself for now. Don’t let your body show that you are upset by a sexist remark or question. Good advice?

In last month’s solid debut for HP Studios’ Reinvent Mindsets series, chief diversity officer Lesley Slaton Brown starred in a video about unconscious racial bias in corporate hiring practices and HP’s strategy around it. Now, in a Father’s Day follow-up, the brand has partnered up fathers and daughters to talk about gender bias in hiring.

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