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Can Cosmetic Surgery Affect Job Satisfaction?

When it comes to the topic of job satisfaction, something that does not instantly spring to mind is the idea of undergoing cosmetic surgery, however this is something that is becoming increasingly prominent. Recent independent studies have shown that workplace self-esteem can be attributed to several factors, with one of the main being physical attractiveness. With the number of people undergoing cosmetic procedures on the rise and with more men than ever looking to alter their bodies in one way or another, particularly with the industry boom in 2015, it’s no surprise to see how this can affect a person’s self-esteem in the workplace.

In recent years we have seen a significant movement towards female empowerment, which has shifted the way that women are perceived in their work environments. While sexism towards female workers still exists and the gender pay gap is under constant review, the majority of workplaces look towards rewarding effort and talent. In the past, the emphasis would have most certainly been on beauty as opposed to know-how and skill when it came to building self-esteem.

However, many also argue that the rise of celebrity culture and the fact that some individuals (both men and women) are catapulted into the limelight and become famous for their appearance, is leading us to take steps backwards when it comes to vanity and the natural confidence in one’s self. This has skewed the idea that beauty is in fact very much revered in the workplace and is a way for people to get ahead of others.

Some also argue that job satisfaction is defined far more by motivational incentives and being able to work in a way that avoids burnouts. Through fair rewards for the work being done and being acknowledged for efforts put into the work employees do, workers are said to be far happier and this is also said to have a significant impact on worker self-esteem.

Many believe that supervisors should become better trained at avoiding the unconscious bias that comes with hiring workers through not being swayed by the appearance and attractiveness of a candidate. It is unconscious bias that is said to be the biggest self-esteem killer when it comes to job searching and overall job satisfaction. The questions asked in the interview process and the way that a hiring manager selects those who are interviewed should be devoid of unconscious bias that is so ingrained in most of us. While presentation is important in showing your professionalism when attending an interview, it is vital that people do not feel judged for their appearance or believe that it will make an impact on their career successes.

If you feel that your overall confidence is under threat based on your physical appearance and you would like to explore a way to boost self-esteem, then be sure to get in touch with us at Longevita. We offer a variety of cosmetic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, so you can get the looks that you have always dreamed of, helping you to boost our self-esteem.