Thursday, September 01, 2005

good looking?

I'm sure most of you have heard that tall good looking men are on average more successful in their carreers than the short stubby variety. I wonder if the same is true for women? I was looking through some recent candidates for a position, and I thought to myself no, no, no. and then I meet one of them. I reconsidered on looks.

6 comments:

mari said...

it is true, investing in hair do's, straight teeth, and good clothes, especially shoes, makes a difference. Of course, charisma tops everything and i don't think that shows up on paper.

palegreenhorse said...

well of course looks have an impact on hirability of women. that is still the primary thing women are hired on probably. lame as it is....

forkev said...

i need a secretary. then i can have an opinion. with my luck, it'd be a highly compentant, motivated guy.

k2h said...

I like to work with stupid people. it makes me look better

Sarah said...

Daniel used to wear tennis shoes to work (with his standard khakis/dress-casual long sleeve shirt outfit). Then he got new dress shoes or found some in the closet or something and started wearing them.

Apparently a bunch of people commented, not on his shoes but that he was "dressed up" or something, so he's worn them ever since. He was really surprised that shoes made such a difference.

k2h said...

another 'dressed up' thing is a plain WHITE button up dress shirt. I wear dress shirt / jeans, nice belt, and decent shoes each and every day to work. every time I wear a plain white button up shirt EVERYONE asks what position i'm inerviewing for... not in a joking way, but seriously.

shoes do make a big difference. to do some psycho analysis of his co-workers he should cover his old shoes in duct tape and see what they do.