Whether you agree or disagree, studies have shown that looks matter in job interviews. Interviewers may recall less information about you and your qualifications when they are distracted by your appearance. If you have interviewed with numerous companies, but aren’t getting the job offer you desire, there is a chance that your looks could be holding you back.
Here, Dr. Sandra Margoles suggests a few reasons why plastic surgery could help you land the job that you want and deserve.
Boost Your Confidence
Take a moment and think about your self-esteem and self-image. Is there an area of your face or body that causes feelings of self-consciousness? Perhaps you are embarrassed by the size or shape of your nose, or you feel self-conscious of oversized breasts. Subconsciously, you may be projecting a negative vibe in interviews or turning interviewers off with your body language because you are embarrassed by your looks.
Now imagine how great you would feel if you could have the bothersome feature corrected. Rhinoplasty can give your nose a more elegant look, and breast reduction can bring your breasts into better proportion to the rest of your body.
Plastic surgery can provide the boost of confidence you need to project a comfortable, positive vibe in your interviews, making you a highly desirable candidate.
Remove a Distraction
Researchers found that people with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements receive poorer ratings in job interviews. Interviewers remembered less information about candidates with these types of facial blemishes, which affected their job applications. Although it is not fair to judge a candidate on a blemish that is out of their control, it is reality.
If you have a noticeable birthmark or scar, having it surgically removed can increase the chances that your interviewer gives you his or her full attention, and considers you more carefully for the job.
Rejuvenate a Tired Appearance
Anyone that has searched for a new job understands the time commitment required. Filling out applications, updating resumes and writing cover letters may rob you of valuable time you could spend sleeping, relaxing or otherwise engaging in self-care practices.
If you’re losing sleep over your job search, and starting to see your sleep deprivation reflected in dark undereye circles, wrinkles or crow’s feet, you may wish to consider cosmetic enhancement. Eyelid surgery can restore a rested and pleasant appearance to tired-looking eyes. Treatment with cosmetic injectables will smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. If you look significantly older than you are, and need more comprehensive facial rejuvenation results, facelift is a viable option.
You certainly want to communicate that you have years of experience; however, you don’t want to go into an interview looking weary. Let cosmetic enhancement help you look energetic, enthusiastic and capable at your next job interview.
For more information about Dr. Margoles and the plastic surgery options she offers, please call our practice today at (203) 869-2939 or send us an email.