Studies show we make snap judgements about people based on their facial features – but cosmetic procedures can change the way we’re perceived
Do you keep getting passed up for promotion? Do you ace interviews but never win the job? It might not be because you’re under qualified; it could simply be the case that your face doesn’t fit.
According to a study conducted by psychology researchers at the University of York in England, first impressions are based on a person’s facial features – and once those ideas are fixed, it can be hard to change them. For example, an employer might make assumptions about your competence and ability based on your face alone. These pre-conceived ideas could hold you back from climbing the career ladder even when you demonstrate good work.