TELL US: Would You Have Plastic Surgery to Get the Job?
By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell
I read an interesting piece by fellow career blogger,P enelope Trunk this week over at BNET. It's called, "Why Your Career Needs Plastic Surgery - Literally." In it, Trunk provides the evidence that supports the decision to have some work done to create a younger, better looking version of yourself as a way to get more job offers, money, promotions and professional power. Here are just a few of the facts she provides:
- Fat women earn less than slender women.
- Tall men earn more per inch than shorter men.
- Former cheerleaders are so much more successful than other demographics that there are recruiting agencies that specialize in cheerleaders.
(Note to self: I need to call the cheerleader headhunters if running CAREEREALISM.com doesn't work out. Go West High Blue Knights!)
My question to all of you is this: If money was no object, would you have plastic surgery if it meant a better professional future? Vote here and then post your comments. I want to hear your thoughts on the subject.