The plan is that I am going to get one of these grown-up type jobs when I get home.
I’m starting to look at websites with example interview questions, tips and strategies, what to be prepared for, etc. I’m trying to get mentally prepared. And I got curious, I wonder if there are physical attributes that are more likely to get you hired? I did some searching and couldn’t come up with anything. Dear psychologists, get on this! I think it would be interesting.
If you’re a redhead, does this imply to the interviewer that you will be fiery and determined, thus a good fit for a certain type of job? If you stand taller than the person conducting the interview, what effect would this have? Would they be more or less inclined to hire you? What would the differences be between getting interviewed by a man or woman? If offered a job, how would factors like this affect the salary you’re offered?
I understand that ultimately, it is the quality of the applicant and the interview, but it would be silly to assert that things like this have no effect on the ultimate outcome. I would be very interested to find out exactly what sort of effect it is! Though I suppose that if a study of the sort were to be conducted, you’d end up with a lot of applicants trying desperately to exhibit a certain set of physical attributes.
So, dear friends, what do you think? Do you think that when applying for a job, being a blonde versus brunette versus redhead would have an effect? If yes, what?
Sidenote: Whenever I think about getting a Job (yeah, job with a capital J), I cannot help but think of Arrested Development
George Michael: I have Pop Pop in the attic
Michael: Well, the fact that you call it that tells me you’re not ready.
Liz: I need to get a real big person job.
Response: Well, the fact that you call it that tells me you’re not ready.
But it’s high time, and I am ready to be in a professional setting. Dear January, bring good things please.