does physical appearance matter in applying a job?

Philippines
October 23, 2006 9:06am CST
i think it matters in most cases...
2 people like this
18 responses
@sagarbx (732)
• India
27 Nov 06
Yes its matters for marketing and official jobs only...................
@pavan_sry (264)
• India
27 Nov 06
It totally depended on d job profile n d company..
• India
27 Nov 06
kat - kat
yes it matters in most of cases mostly at marketing & customer support
@bishu_sinha (1460)
• India
27 Nov 06
It should not be any matter.
@abagslife (1214)
• Italy
27 Nov 06
It shouldn't but... you will have no problems!
@bishu_sinha (1460)
• India
27 Nov 06
It should not be any matter.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
well, other employers actually gauge the person basing on the impression he/ she has left on them...and yes, appearance is one key..a person doesn't have to be handsome / beautiful, they just have to look presentable and confident..:)
• United States
9 Nov 06
yes It does matter.
@wiccan (348)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
.it shouldn't but unfortunately it does, people discriminate against the obese and the lesser attractive, it's an unfair world
• Canada
9 Nov 06
I think that physical appearance matters to different degrees. On a conscious level, I think that an interviewer definitely notices whether you are dressed appropriately and whether you have taken a moment to comb your hair. On a subconscious level, I think that physical appearance may influence an interviewer's opinion, but I think that in most cases, a candidate's qualifications and the interviewer's conscious decision making abilities take precedence.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
yes, i think if you are over weight, there could be problems. some people have certain beliefs about being obese.
@the_vicar (1479)
• United States
8 Nov 06
Having extra pounds is no fun. I think appearance is important especially in the USA.
@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
8 Nov 06
yes i think it does
@580356 (717)
• India
8 Nov 06
yes upto some extent. but you should be perfect in every sense
@fubugirl (915)
• United States
8 Nov 06
Yes it does matter coz most jobs want people that look clean not dirty and gross.
@fvalente (855)
• Portugal
8 Nov 06
yes it is, but like the last user said... "not in a call center"
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
yes...but not in a call center....ha ha ha ha
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 06
Yes, it is. But you can always have other factors to be success if you are well prepared.