Weight and Job Search
Sunday, April 16, 2017
I've gone on about 10 job interviews in the last month. I have yet to get one offer, even for jobs I'm overqualified for.
The reason this is strange to me is because in the past, when I would get an interview, I usually end up with an offer or at least a chance for a 2nd interview.
But now at my heaviest weight, I'm feeling like the odds are stacked against me. During my last interview, I could almost see the look of surprise on the employer's face when he first saw me. It was for a marketing job, so maybe he was expecting a "perfectly polished" person. My weight is affecting my ability to get a job.
I've always known there is discrimination out there and that people have strange attitudes towards overweight people, but now I'm feeling it in a real way. It's the first time in my life where I feel like I HAVE to lose weight in order to pay my bills. I stayed up all night last night worrying about this.