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Does it matter what headphones you use on a zoom interview in terms of looks for prestigious companies MBB, Big 4 and others? I’ve been told that that my Sony noise cancelling headphones don’t look good and I should invest in AirPods.

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Dumbest advice I’ve heard in a long time. Employers care little about your choice of headphones. Focus on things like interview practice or case study research.

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Better use Beats by Dre just to be safe

Lmao what, you’re totally overthinking this. No one will care about your headphones as long as they can hear you

I never thought someone can get criticized for what their headphones look like but here we are. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it looks "distracting" but I'll still call BS on that. Don't use bluetooth earpieces as some of them connect and disconnect depending on mystical and arbitrary reasons. Go with earphones if you want to prioritize stability and "low-key-ness".

As long as it isn’t outlandish like those pink cat ear headphones, then you should be fine with what you have.

Use something that they can hear you, and you can hear them - and where it doesn’t cut out

I perform plenty of hiring interviews and don't use any headphones. But if I can't hear you or your sound sounds like crap it's a red flag to me

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