After sending out your resumé comes the moment of truth when you, the applicant, finally come face to face with the employer. Do looks matter when it comes to landing the job? Yes, they do.
The first thing I did after being flatly rejected after my first-ever job interview was to lounge in a coffee shop. It was a humid afternoon, right smack in the middle of April, and the air-conditioning finally ended my profuse sweating—something that could’ve been helpful 30 minutes earlier.
It was my second interview of the day, and my amateur fresh-grad look had never been more evident. I had taken up a technology-related course, yet it honestly did not reflect in my looks. Despite the insecurity, I was armed with that mighty out-of-college confidence to talk business and discuss the future.
After trying to sell my brain, however, there was dead silence, and the butterflies in my stomach fluttered. I glanced at my interviewer, the head of personnel, and she was not looking back, nor was she smiling. To cut the long story short, it was a long journey to employment, but my low self-esteem had made it seem like an eternity.
Sounds familiar? It’s an experience most first-time job applicants share. Skills and expertise can place everyone on equal footing in the brains department. This is when looks become the deal breaker.
Job interviews, after all, serve a crucial purpose. It is for the company to see, first-hand, if it will be a match made in heaven or hell. Grooming has long been an important factor in almost every aspect of life. When all else fails, looking your best should be your saving grace.
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