As if dealing with today’s executive job search 2.0 landscape and figuring out how to position yourself above the competition in your resume weren’t difficult enough, now you’re not supposed to look like you’re over 45.
The wisdom you’ve earned over decades of hard work is greatly valued, but your face better not show it. Apparently, in some industries, a stellar track record isn’t enough.
According to an article in Yahoo! News, more and more 40+ job seekers (even those much younger) in the U.S. are investing big bucks in plastic surgery to look “fresher” so they can better compete, especially given these rocky economic times.
One Manhattan plastic surgeon is taking advantage of this growing trend by offering a “Job Fighter Package” to men and women. Procedures range from non-invasive cosmetic injectables to face lifts.
At a time when money is so tight, many of those going under the knife rely on plastic surgery loans to foot the bill, with finance charges of 12 to 19 percent.
Although certainly not pervasive, isn’t it depressing that a youthful appearance may be the deciding factor in landing jobs in some industries?