Interviewing is Like Dating – Part III
Just when I thought there is no more to say on the above subject, an article appears in Newsweek (July 26, 2010) that points out once again…interviewing is like dating!
Over 50% of Hiring Managers interviewed in this article by Newsweek indicated more attractive candidates have an easier time being hired …looks are even more important than education to some interviewers! And I have heard that during the recession, Botox and other cosmetic procedures are actually on the increase because laid off older employees want to improve on personal presentation and style – makes sense to me.
And we are all struggling with the issue of ageism in our society – we have moved to a more dynamic, digital culture and companies are eager to hire individuals who have strong tech skills and are eager to learn.
Bottom line – it is important to do everything possible to make ourselves more marketable – learn, update our style and stay up-to-date on the fast moving digital world around us.