‘If you look the part you’ll get the job’: should career professionals help clients to enhance their career image?
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis article presents a critical exploration of the role of career professionals in supporting people to reflect on and enhance their appearance, attractiveness and self-presentation (career image). The article is conceptual and based on a review of the broader literature on career success, appearance and attractiveness. It explores the evidence for a relationship between attractiveness and career, and the authors propose a conceptual framework in which career image is comprised of three elements (interpersonal skills, aesthetic presentation and beauty). The paper examines a possible role for career professionals in relation to this and then critically examines this role and concludes with the proposition of a research agenda in this area.
CitationTristram Hooley & Julia Yates (2015) ‘If you look the part you’ll get the job’: should career professionals help clients to enhance their career image?, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 43:4, 438-451, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2014.975676
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance & Counselling