Tech industry seems to favor young-looking professionals

Posted on June 9, 2014 by

Are you actively pursuing a promotion at work? If you are showing your age, you might want to consider a face lift or eyelid surgery as a strategic investment in your career. A recent news article from The Motley Fool explored the link between employers’ tendency to favor attractive, younger looking professionals and the rise of plastic surgery rates in America.

The article states that there were 4,000 more resolved age discrimination cases across all American businesses in 2013 compared to 1997, according to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data. That represents an increase of 22 percent. Interestingly, there has been a corresponding increase in plastic surgery rates. The emphasis on youthful workers seems to have particularly influenced male professionals. The number of men seeking cosmetic surgery grew an astounding 273 percent between that same 16-year time period. 

Ageist attitudes seem to be particularly common in the tech sector. According to a 2013 study from PayScale, the median age at Google was just 29. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla stirred up controversy when he stated (as reported by Slate): “People under 35 are the people who make change happen, and people over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.”

But it’s not just young-looking people who get ahead faster at work. According to numerous studies, attractive people in general have an easier time getting jobs, winning promotions and earning high salaries. If you’re interested in exploring surgical options for making you appear younger and more attractive, contact Dr. Christopher Craft, one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami. Dr. Craft and his team can discuss your surgical and non-surgical options for rejuvenating your appearance. Call for a consultation today! 

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