Monday, February 15, 2016

Judge My Capabilities, Not Looks-#IAmCapable

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Everyone is well aware of the fact that looks can be deceptive, still people adjudge people on looks and the womenfolk are adjudged on their appearance rather than their potency.

Take common instance of marriage, the most sacred institution on which whole life of a person depends and life is at stake if a single step goes wrong, still it is fixed on the basis of looks. The first foremost criteria is the appearance…this notion is of general public…exceptions, please don’t include yourself in this list. It will be much better if more people bunch to the list of exceptions.




The employers too prefer good looking employees and in that bid many times, they hire dumb professionals who are presentable till they choose to be silent. I am not accusing anyone, it is a bitter truth.

I was in financial market for a very long period of time and I saw closely how looks impacted the hiring process. Many may raise objection to my notion, but there is a truth to it, it cannot be denied.

My entry into the share market was too a break of stereotype, as in those days, woman did not navigate into the market…the domain was reserved for brilliant Men, regarded to be best managers of finances.  I was the first one in my town to have navigated into this domain market and eyes pried on me with envy. My productivity and the skills helped me to survive. My grasping power and the edge over share market made me popular among the clients and my convincing power and faith of the clients in me up surged the business volumes of the company. The share market is a talk of faith, where people hard earned money is invested and the trust that you build with the clients impacts your business turnover.

I broke the ice of stereotype and I fared well in the market and gained populace in the financial market and it enhanced my profile & pay package.

When the market was in boom in the years of 2005-2006, company recruited fresher’s in mass.

Few girls, A,B & C were recruited on the criteria of looks, the recruiter’s heart missed a beat and he zeroed in on the beautiful and slender girls and in three months’ time, the truth was in open. Their productivity was questionable. They were best to walk on the ramps, best for cheer leaders but the moment, they opened their mouth, all secrets of beauty came out and the company could not afford to retain them for long.
After this instance, the recruiting staff understood the climax of choice on good looks and changed their criteria to academics and a personality who could pull a crowd.
A girl with simple looks…who am I to judge her simplicity, every child is beautiful in the eyes of her parents…still I am mentioning her simple in general terms that the people use to discriminate good & bad, beautiful & simple.

A simple girl, X was employed by the recruiting staff on the basis of her academics and work experience. This time, the men at work wore a scorn look and they were apprehensive of her productivity.

The poor men of India has got the birth right to express their views freely and openly for womenfolk, without adjudging themselves. In all cases, they are the best, it is the common notion of men…please Men don’t feel bad…it’s my experience that speaks up.
I observed X minutely and was amazed by her capabilities, she was a quick learner and adapted well in office and was proactive in the task assigned. In one month’s time, the views of men at work changed and they grew fond of her because of her capabilities. She broke the stereotypes about women with I Am Capable.

Dear Men, don’t arrive at conclusion based on appearance. Try to look beyond and gaze her capabilities and then pass a remark. In a race of going for looks, you might miss a worthy person in your personal life or in professional domain.

Be slow in making judgments and try to discover her potentials.

I do agree with the survey that the working women face more judgments on their looks or their clothes than housewives.

Take a look at some of the startling figures that the Nihar Naturals #IAmCapable survey conducted by Nielsen India reveals:

a. 69% of men agree that their judgement of women is based on their looks.
b. 64% of women agree that the judgments passed on them have affected their ability to reach their true potential.
c. 70%of women agree that majority of judgments on women are from family members or friends rather than strangers.

d. 72% of women agree that working women face more judgments on their looks or their clothes than housewives.






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“I’m breaking stereotypes based on appearance by sharing my experience for the #IAmCapable activity at BlogAdda in association with Nihar Naturals.”

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