Managers & Job Interviewing: How much importance do you place on appearance when considering a job applicant?
Other than attire and being well kempt.....does one's physical fitness factor into this equation? Would it behoove me to finally shed the twenty lbs. I've needed to lose to look great? Or do you even notice or care if the person is twenty or thirty lbs. overweight? david s - I knew someone was going to come back and say that, but it really doesn't address my question.
Asked By: JustJules - 4/5/2008
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When I am interviewing someone I look at their experience, personality, and ask them questions on how they would deal with particular situations. Appearance is important to my company as well as myself, if you are well kept and hold your self well and only 20 even 40 lbs over weight then that would never be an issue...... More
Answered By: red.moment - 4/5/2008
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Don't worry about Managers or job interviewers - its good to be at your correct weight , when ever you feel hungry just have a coffee or tea instead
Answered By: david s - 4/5/2008
As someone who is responsible for interviewing and hiring candidates, it really comes down to overall presentation. Of course being well dressed and clean but also attitude and experience... More
Answered By: David C - 4/5/2008
It all really depends as to the type of business that you want to apply for... More
Answered By: Andy G - 4/5/2008
As long as you're professional in manner, dress well, and show that you are qualified for the position, I would not consider size and/or stature as being obstacles... More
Answered By: InspectorBudget - 4/5/2008
During a n interview, weight is usally not a factor unless it is to the point where the person can not breathe or manuever. Then we examine the medical record closely to make sure the person is able to perform the job.
Answered By: Carolyn J - 4/5/2008
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