September 30, 2008

Job Hunting while Fat

Now, I'm not going to claim that I'm the most physically fit person on the face of the planet, in fact, far from it. I know my shape, which is round in the middle, and therefore consulted people with more fashion sense than I had when chosing my interview attire. But what do you do if you feel you're being discriminated against during the job interview process due to your size?

The HR Wench blog puts her experience in the industry to the test and comes up with these suggestions: 
  1. Know who and what you are dealing with before the interview.
  2. Don't be afraid to improve (or call people on their BS).
  3. Repeat after me: you cannot afford to sully your reputation.
As it turns out, good advice for anyone who is afraid they might not get a fair shake in the interview. The onus is on you to knock it out of the park with preparation and performance during the interview process.

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