How to Look More Mature
I want to look older. What! Who in their right mind wants to look older? You say. Yes, I understand, everyone wants to look younger. Although I am 31 years old, I am constantly being told I don't look that old. What's wrong with that?
Looking young becomes a problem because people fail to respect you and believe you can handle responsibility. I find this is true when I go on job interviews or am trying to get a promotion.
I try to carry myself as a mature, responsible person.
However, people can not help but assuming I am far younger than what I am. I find that when I go on job interviews, people look at me skeptically when I tell them how much experience I have. When I go shopping, I have a hard time getting customer service to help me, because they think I'm just a teenager who isn't going to buy anything.
It's annoying to hear people tell me I look so young. It's annoying when they also say I should be happy that I look young. I do not think there anything wrong with looking young, but people think I am still in high school. I am 31 years old and I wanted to be treated like one. People say when I am 50 I will be glad that I look so young. Yeah, but what do I do in the meantime when I am trying to get that raise?
I find at work I don't get the respect I deserve.
My boss gives me very little responsibility. A position came open that I was very well qualified for and was under the same boss I worked for. I asked my boss if I could apply for the position since I would be such an excellent fit. He discouraged me from applying, saying he did not think I should apply for the job because they needed me in my current position. Mind you, in my current position I do not have a lot of work to do, I seriously doubt if I left they would even have to hire someone to replace me!
So does anyone have any suggestions on how to look older? I don't want to look 50, but I don't want to look 20 either!