‘If you look the part you’ll get the job’: should career professionals help clients to enhance their career image?

Hooley, T. & Yates, J. (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), pp. 438-451. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2014.975676

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Abstract

This 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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling on 10/11/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03069885.2014.975676.
Uncontrolled Keywords: attractiveness, beauty, professional ethics, career professionals, career development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16719

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