Studies suggest that employers look at a job candidate’s physical appearance as a part of their eligibility criteria.
Recruitment expert Yoni Titi says interviewers unconsciously acknowledge a candidate's physical appearance before even listening to them sell their skills.
Titi talks about judgement around facial scars, obesity, dress code and the realities around discrimination and impressions.
It's going to be your dress sense that is looked at, your physical attributes, your presence, the way that you talk, walk and the energy you give... Physical appearance plays a very important part.— Yoni Titi, Managing Director at Yoni Titi Human Capital
Take a listen as callers share their experiences and opinions:
@Azania_ this is why most agencies insist on seeing you first before sending you for an interview. To see if you look OK. I always refuse.— Bridget Peega (@LadyPeega) January 30, 2017
@Azania_ overweight candidate is prejudiced because no employer wants to hire people with seemingly addiction issues. Industry also counts.— Oliver (@Oliver_RSA) January 30, 2017
@Azania_ Some companies prefer 'yellow-bones' as receptionist Lol— Chris Shandu (@amahle985) January 30, 2017