For many, the last thing you think about when improving your career would be your physical appearance, right? When it comes to boosting your career or even expanding your networking, you immediately think about improving your skillset, getting better business cards, or maybe a nicer-looking resume. But a physical appearance can (and unfortunately) play a bit of an impact on your career.
Now, it doesn’t mean you’re not going to get your dream job from the way you look; even though corporate is very superficial, it’s usually not that superficial. While there are some countries where plastic surgery is seen as a career investment, you don’t need to worry about that. But making some subtle changes could help not just your career but your confidence in general (which is needed for nearly every career). So, here’s how a glow-up can help your career!
You Can Expect an Increase in Confidence
A glow-up can be anything you want it to be. It can be porcelain veneers, a new haircut, weight loss, or flattering clothes, but it’s entirely up to you and what you want it to be. So, is there anything you’ve been bothered or insecure about? Fixing this or even giving some tweaks could instantly help this situation. Having self-confidence can help you achieve success in your career. You can also practice positive self-talk and surround yourself with people who make you happy, as confidence is truly a state of mind. Make sure you’re doing things that you know will make you feel better, not some societal trend.
A glow-up is not just about your physical appearance but also about improving the quality of your relationships. Having positive people in your life can help you to feel more confident and energized to tackle each day. You’ll need to start avoiding toxic people who bring you down and instead focus on finding friends who make you happy and are supportive of your goals. But you should still really get out there too.
Be chatty with your coworkers, and try to take a more collaborative approach. You can also focus on networking events or even just simply reaching out to people on LinkedIn. That glow-up is all about changing up who you are and your approach, not just how you look.
Potential to Be More Marketable
Everyone has a brand, and it’s up to you how you want your brand to be. Just as a logo ties into a brand, your appearance is going to tie into it as well. It’s going to immediately reflect who you are, so, of course, you want to make sure you’re right “on brand” with yourself. As with brands, you want the brand to be marketable, so if you think about it, a glow-up on yourself can be marketable.
After all, your appearance is one of the first things people notice about you. Having an updated look can give you the confidence and poise you need to be taken seriously. Having a clear vision of where you want to be and what you want to have is the first step in creating your own career makeover. You can then break down the steps to get there into manageable chunks and take action to make it happen.