Many people start off with high hopes of climbing the corporate ladder only to find as the years go by they didn’t get as far as they expected. There could be many reasons for this and appearance is one of them. You might think that there is no need to worry about your appearance when you have great business skills, but when you have wrinkles that age you prematurely it does matter. Some women even choose to have Botox treatment in order to remain looking younger.
The trouble is that most companies tend to look for younger employees who can be trained and stay with them for many years. This saves them the cost of constantly training new staff. They also want to present the image of a company with a workforce that is young enough to be up with all the latest technology. If, in your work you have to deal with the public a lot, looking older may work against you.
To make the most of your business prospects, it’s important to make the most of your looks, even though you may dislike the thought. Traditionally, men tend not to take much notice of their appearance, but that is gradually changing. Nowadays, many men dye their hair and get it cut in the latest styles. These men are making the best of every opportunity in their business, however slight it may seem at the time.
People who go to that extra bit of trouble to ensure they look their best are often rewarded by a promotion over someone who lets their looks go and presents a somewhat sloppy or old-fashioned appearance. With all the cosmetic aids available these days, there is no need for anyone to look old before their time.
You might think having Botox injections a bit over the top when it comes to keeping up appearances. But if your skin is very wrinkled and you are still relatively young, it could make all the difference to your prospects. Once you get rid of those wrinkles you will no longer look as if you are frowning and your face will certainly look younger, whether you are a businessman or a businesswoman.
Once you look younger your prospects will improve a great deal. Of course you still have to have the kind of skills that add value to the company and this can require extra training to make sure those younger people aren’t the only ones who know what they are doing. You can then make your age an advantage as you will have had much more experience than the younger generation.
It’s all about keeping up with technology and if you look older than you are, management is less likely to think you still have the skills they need.