I know people will say it’s not true but the fact is that your appearance is very important in our society. If you wear the right clothes people will accept you faster in their group. However it is not only clothes that are important but also your figure and how you look. It’s the total package that counts and if people don’t like it you’ll make a bad impression from the start which is difficult to get rid of. Many HR experts know about the primacy effect which is based on the first impression upon seeing a new candidate for a certain position. However, they are also guilty for having a bias for people who are good looking and well dressed. No one is really objective.

What does my appearance tell about myself

It tells a lot about yourself. First of all caring about your looks means you care about details. If you don’t care about your looks it means there are also other things you neglect. At least, that’s the opinion of most HR professionals.

Let’s say you have 2 candidates for the same opening. Both are equally qualified and have the same work experience, but one of them looks better than the other, smells better, talks smoother and so on. I think the choice is easy. This proofs that having the right figure and wearing the right clothes can help you in certain situations.

Finding the right clothes

By finding the right clothes, we don’t mean the appropriate clothes for a specific event but the clothes that really make you stand out from the crowd. If you want to find clothes that really fit you it’s advised to get some advice from other people. You can ask a tailor or a stylist for some professional advice or you could ask a friend his or her opinion when shopping for new clothes.

Be careful about what you eat

I think this speaks for itself. It’s often said that you are what you eat and this is totally true. Greasy hair, skin problems, overweight and many other health problems can be attributed to our daily consumption of unhealthy foods. Thus, the message is: be conscious about what you eat. Think about if it’s good for you or not before eating it. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat any of your favourite foods anymore but make sure you also eat healthy when possible.

Why running is good for you

Of course, eating is just one aspect you also have to exercise to stay in shape. If you’re not in shape anymore and want to get back in shape then you should start working out. Also, here we don’t advise to overdo it but start with something simple and do it regularly. Working out regularly is much more important than doing a heavy workout. Consistency is key to get results.

The most effective and popular sport is running. Why? Everyone can do it and it’s free. The only thing you need is some pair of running shoes that are ideal for starters. Once you have your shoes you’re ready to start running.

I hope you enjoyed the advice in this article.