Do Glasses Help in a Job Interview?
Remember the Will & Grace episode where Will said “Wearing glasses is the intellectual equivalent of stuffing a sock in your pants.” to Jack? While the quote is fantastic, it begs the question: can glasses make you look smarter? Can it help you in a job interview? People used to wear glasses because they HAD to – they needed vision correction. Now, people don eyeglasses as a fashion accessory because they WANT to. The stigma of looking “dorky” seemed to end somewhere around 2005 when geek chic started becoming “trendy”.
According to “the Telegraph” – a British newspaper, nearly one-third of British adults believe wearing eyeglasses makes you look more professional and a whopping 43 percent believe it makes you look more intelligent. Looks can be deceiving and wearing eyeglasses may make you look smarter but we all know that that deception can only last so long. So, when you’re interviewing for a new position, is it wise to wear a pair of frames to get more respect? According to Cary Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, “It is not surprising that businesses want to employ intelligent staff but the idea that intelligent people wear glasses is an old stereotype that has not gone away.It comes from the belief that you develop bad eyesight by reading a lot and that reading makes you more intelligent.”
A study conducted by the British College of Optometrists found that a polished appearance may help more than wearing prescription glasses but it’s pretty safe to say that there’s confidence found in wearing eyeglasses and the confident look is what may help win over a potential employer.
If you’re a believer that glasses make you look smarter but you don’t necessarily need a prescription, you may want to head online.Order glasses from a reputable site that also sells prescription eyewear. You want to look your best during your interview because confidence is key so if glasses make you feel more confident – go for it! There’s no doubt that glasses are becoming more fashionable but the stereotype seems to be fading.
This article was sponsored by GlassesUSA.com.