Poll: Was Ann Curry Fired for Her Appearance?

Last week, we asked you if your hairstyle can hurt your career; and now that there are new rumors surrounding firing of the former "Today" show host Ann Curry, we want your thoughts on whether style could influence termination. Shortly before getting the boot from the morning show, Curry implied in an interview with Ladies Home Journal that her appearance and style may have had something to do with her firing. Curry has been known to wear outrageous heels on the set of the "Today" show. But was it always her decision? She said that she wore heels on a regular basis not because she wanted to, but because her audience did. "If it makes women happy, I'll wear them," Curry told LHJ. "But I'm still going to be me..." She dished that she had tried to wear both clogs and flats on TV and that it didn't go over well with her bosses. But that's not the only thing about Curry's appearance that might have concerned her bosses. While other TV personalities try to preserve their age by hiding their grays and getting Botox injections, the 55-year-old journalist said that she wants to embrace her age - gray hair and wrinkles included. "I've decided not to buy into the idea that I want to stop aging," she told LHJ. However, the way you present yourself as a TV host is very important and influential to your audience. Studies show that attractive people are more successful than others, and that people believe them to be more trustworthy and reliable. So when you're competing for TV ratings, little things like appearance can make or break a show. And while Curry still has a youthful appearance now, some viewers might choose to turn the channel once she starts showing signs of aging. What do you think? Was Curry's unwillingness to completely change her appearance a factor in her firing? Or do you think it's irrelevant? Please take our poll, and tell us what you think in the comment section! [poll id="38"]

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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