Monday, September 28, 2009

Update Your Look Before You Update Your Resume

Have you heard that maxim “first impression lasts?” It’s true.

Having been involved in the recruitment all my career life, my colleagues and I always give an additional point to a job applicant who comes ‘well-groomed’ and ‘well-mannered’. You see, the way you carry yourself speaks a lot on how you will tackle your job when you are hired. Let me elaborate on that later.

A recent “Gillette Survey of HR Professionals Reveals that Well-Groomed Guys Have an Edge in the Job Market.” How does that sound? You may want to head on at the Gillette Career Advantage to read the results of that survey. In a gist:
Results from a recent survey of more than 500 HR professionals - commissioned by Gillette(R) [PG] and conducted by Harris Interactive(R) - indicate that 84% of HR professionals agree that well-groomed employees climb the corporate ladder faster than those who are not well-groomed.

While there are many other important criteria for judging job applicants’ suitability for the job, it cannot be ignored that how they present themselves carry much weight as well. In fact, that could have been their first step into a potential job offer.

I understand that certain jobs may not demand ‘good appearance.’ Regardless. There is really no reason why one should not look good at work and out. In the first place, how you look outside can, more often, project or reveal what you really feel inside.

So gentlemen, you might want to check out the Gillette Resource Center, you will find great stuff there to use to update your look before you update that resume of yours for your next job interview…or probably, on your next date.

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