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The Beauty Bonus: How Looking Good Can Help You Earn More Land a Better Job
It’s often been said that beauty is only skin deep. While this adage may be true, it may not be as true as you’d like. Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor at the University of Texas in Austin, wondered how much beauty could really pay. It turns out, a good looking person could earn up to 3-4% more than their less attractive coworkers (this can equate to $230,000 more over a lifetime). He also found that “model” good looks aren’t required to reap the benefits. An average looking person can earn up to $140,000 more than their unattractive counterparts. But why?
According to Hamermesh, beauty as a career tool can enormously affect your productivity, especially if you work in sales. Better-looking workers tend to bring in more for their company and reap the rewards. Not surprisingly, potential customers are drawn to more attractive people. Finally, attractive people tend to have more self confidence, which helps them take more risks and close bigger sales.
Good looks and confidence not only help your earning potential, but they can help you land that job you’ve always wanted. Good looking people are more likely to charm a tough interviewer, get the job, and earn more raises over the course of their career. Work can be challenging enough without being passed over for advancements you deserve. If you feel something missing, take a look in the mirror. Could it be something beyond your intelligence and skills? It’s not fair, but it could be.
How does this all relate to cosmetic enhancement? We are certainly not proposing anyone needs a whole new face to be successful, but, combined with a healthy lifestyle (healthy food, exercise, and plenty of sleep), injectable procedures can help freshen your appearance in a matter of minutes. It just may give you the confidence you need to push your career to the next level and stay ahead of the game. In a matter of minutes, dermal fillers and/or Botox can shave years off your appearance and help reduce the look of frown lines, wrinkles or hallow-looking eyes.
Source: The Wall Street Journal: On the Job, Beauty Is More Than Skin-Deep, October, 2011.
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