POLL: How Far Would You Go to Compete in the Job Market?

One surprising tactic smacks of ageism as some job seekers become desperate

Unemployment is still sky high, and both recent graduates and those recovering from layoffs are battling it out in the worst job market in years. With all of the competition out there, how do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Tigthen up your resume? Network like crazy? Get plastic surgery?

Plastic surgeons have begun advertising “get a job” packages, offering to increase your chances of employment by removing some of the visual evidence of the experience that makes you valuable in the first place. While this smacks suspiciously of ageism, social commentary aside, it’s real.

So how far would you be willing to go to get a job? Take our poll and leave comments below.


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  • Tasha

    On my last job, I was told to get promoted that I needed to consider descending into debauchery to make things more exciting around there… so no, if my education, creativity and work skill don’t do the trick I will move on.

    Being willing to do “anything” to get the job is a sure way to dissolve your integrity, which you cannot be truly successful without…