Gussy up: It could build your career, new research finds

Published August 29, 2021

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A column in Forbes magazine included commentary from Min-Hsuan Tu about individual’s attractiveness in the workplace. “What we found was that while good looking people have a greater sense of power and are better nonverbal communicators, their less-attractive peers can level the playing field during the hiring process by adopting a powerful posture," said Tu. “By adopting the physical postures associated with feelings of power and confidence, less attractive people can minimize behavioral differences in the job search," Tu added. "But power posing is not the only solution—anything that can make you feel more powerful, like doing a confidence self-talk, visualizing yourself succeeding, or reflecting on past accomplishments before a social evaluation situation can also help."

 

 

 

 

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