Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Should Looks Matter? They Do to Hiring Managers!

Photo by Gordon Flood, Creative Commons
The following articles are ones I recently read about the importance of how you look when competing in the job market, including the importance hiring managers place on looks and appearance when interviewing and selecting candidates:
The subject can be controversial, and while I wish that all hiring decisions could be based on talent and merit alone, that's not the reality we live in (especially in this economy/job market). 

It was encouraging however to see in the article on medical aesthetics that experience and confidence are ranked more important than looks, but looks come in 3rd with education following in 4th place.  But what's interesting is that the 2nd most important trait listed is confidence, something that often comes as a result of looking your best. 

I'm curious to know your thoughts on these controversial subjects and welcome healthy debate in the comment box below.  Also, we'll be talking a little about how to dress appropriately for job interviews during my upcoming "Dress Your Best" workshop.  The deadline to register is March 6th and space is limited.  Click here to secure your spot now.  We look forward to seeing you!

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1 comment:

  1. To piggy-back on the blog above, I also read this recently in a devotional: "Wanting to look your best is commendable. It can enhance your sense of self-worth and improve your prospects in life. But it's a big mistake to dwell on your appearance and neglect your character. When all is said and done, 'Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.' (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV)." So true!


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