Can you earn a raise based on whether or not you look better today than you did yesterday? Or, at the very least, does an improved appearance increase the odds you'll advance your professional career? At first thought, these questions may seem outrageous. After all, do we really live in a world where appearances matter?
Yes, we do. And yes, appearance does affect your career.
Take, for example, a study conducted by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston of 171 undergraduate students who were asked to watch a computer-mediated interview. Researchers tracked their eye movements, and upon the interview's conclusion, asked the subjects questions about the interviewees.
University of Houston Professor Juan Madera, who co-authored the research paper with Rice Professor of Psychology Mikki Hebl, noted that people concentrate on certain areas of the face during a conversation, and the more they fixated on specific parts (such as a disfigurement), "the less they remembered about the candidate's interview content, and the less memory they had about the content led to decreases in ratings of the applicant."
It doesn't always matter what the person's credentials are or how he or she performs: People are first drawn to appearance, and first impressions matter.
Dr. Marotta, dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, who recently spoke to Zwivel, a company that helps connect patients to cosmetic surgeons, noted a time that his client sought plastic surgery to help her career.
"I had a patient who was involved in public speaking all over the world," Dr. Marotta stated. The patient came to have a facelift because the jowls and neck shook and jiggled with speaking and they felt it distracted the audience from the core message."
Dr. Marotta went onto say, "People are concerned about keeping their jobs and job hopping has increased."
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