I'm sure it won't surprise you that I think image and physical appearance is quite important. I'm not saying that everyone should be Alessandra "I eat whatever I want" Ambrosio skinny and dress like they work at Vogue. Ew. What fun would that be? We'd all look like robots. But, I do think the way you put yourself together is something you should take pride in. It says a lot about who you are. It's common sense really. Do you think the person with greasy hair and wrinkled clothing is going to land the job over someone who looks pulled together and polished?
I don't think so.However, American Apparel's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, is taking this whole image thing to the next level. He reportedly has been heavily scrutinizing employees he doesn't deem attractive enough to represent the brand so he can find reasons to send them packing. Oh right, Dov, and you're such a sexy man beast. I understand wanting to maintain a certain standard--part of AA's appeal is their "I'm too cool for you" vibe, but I also thought it was a brand that stood for diversity. Guess not.
No wonder I'm having a hard time finding a job! Geeze. Apparently I'm not even qualified to sell V-neck tees and shiny metallic leggings. What do you think: How important is image? And how closely linked do you think it is to success and landing a job? Oh and if anyone has a job interview coming up, check out this vid on fashion Dos and Don'ts!