Everybody knows that your appearance matters during a job interview. When you go to an interview, you already know you need to be dressed in your best clothes and have your grooming in check. But did you know there’s something else you can do to make your appearance more appealing to potential employers? One recent study has found that job seekers are more likely to be hired if they wear glasses to their interview. According to the study by the College of Optometrists, about 33% of adults think people who wear glasses look more professional, while 43% believe that they look smarter. Now, you might think that a single study isn’t enough evidence to clearly demonstrate that wearing glasses can help you improve the way you present yourself to others, but there are multiple studies that support this notion. Several studies have shown that people who wear glasses are typically perceived as more intelligent, more competent, and more industrious than those without spectacles. Even kids think that other kids look smarter and more honest when they are wearing glasses. Furthermore, in a study by Essilor of America, a manufacturer of eyeglass lenses, 74% of the 3,000 adults surveyed associated glass-wearers with librarians and 71% associated them with teachers. Again, people who wear glasses are seen as people of intelligence.
July 31, 2013