Sep 20, 2016 10:23 AM GMT
I have graduated from texas a&m since this past December for electrical engineering. I do have a shirtless pic of my progress on Facebook but have I been rejected mainly for having a shirtless pic?
Eleven saidIf you need to ask if its a bad idea don't do it....
Im not a fan of changing who I am fpr jobs which is why I dont choose wanky professions.
nice_chap saidI think shirtless pics at the beach on holiday and stuff like that are fine because you'd naturally wear very little clothing in that sort of situation. But selfies where you are posing in the bathroom mirror or gym locker room might put off potential employers. They might think "he loves himself a bit too much and reckons he can just get what he wants by showing off his muscles, and will probably flirt with clients and make other employees feel uncomfortable. I can't take him seriously." Even though you're doing it to share your fitness progress with friends, because that's important to you, not everyone will get that impression at first. And first impressions are pretty important.
Art_Deco saidIf you suspect the shirtless Facebook pic is negatively affecting your job prospects, then just delete it. What's more important? Employment or displaying your bare chest? You already know the answer.
And since you live in Texas (as I did for nearly 5 years, mostly in SAT where you live), I'd drop any references or hints that you're gay. You can't fight the engrained culture there, so simply undermine & subvert it with your success. Either that, or move elsewhere. Best of luck!