(Closed) HELP Bees!!!!! How can I look more my age for my job…?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: how old do I look?
    15 or under : (23 votes)
    21 %
    16-17 : (44 votes)
    40 %
    18-19 : (34 votes)
    31 %
    20 or above : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes, you look young, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing!  As long as you are qualified for the position who cares!?  They’re just jealous because when you get older you will still look young and hot and they probably look old.

    ETA-If you are wanting to look older maybe try shopping at places like New York and Company for work clothes?  They have really cute, comfy stuff.  I love their clothes!

    Post # 4
    Member
    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Maybe cut your hair shorter? Also, filling in your eyebrows may make you look more “made up”, but with very little actual product and time wasted in the morning? idk what else to suggest really. :

    I’m told my dad used to have a similar problem when I was a young child. Even though he was 21 when I was born, he looked more like 15 (he was very scrawny and short). People often looked at him like he was some creepy teenager who stole a stroller and ask him things like “Where are your parents?” when he’d take me out lol.

    Post # 5
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    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Your boss knows you are qualified-does it matter what some parents think? At the end of the day, your boss will be the one to decide if/when your career progresses. Plus the parents are telling your boss that you are awesome and they really like you! I would continue dressing professionally- i wear a LOT of cardigans at work too! And keep up the good work!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    You look great! For a day care aide, it doesn’t matter how young (or old) you look. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You could try wearing heels, wearing a little makeup (nothing too crazy–just fill in brows, put on a little mascara and lipstick), wearing your hair in an updo instead of down, wearing more blazers/suit separates (I don’t know if this is appropriate for working with kids though)… Try to avoid shopping in the juniors department, and avoid cutesy jewelry, headbands, pigtails, etc.

    Like PP’s said, be happy you are young-looking!  I think that the way we speak and our body language also speaks volumes about how people perceive our age or maturity level.

    Post # 11
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have the same problem sometimes! People usually tell me I look like Im 15-17. But I have found that wearing makeup makes a huge difference. When I have my makeup done and a business suit on no one really questions how old I am. I would say maybe wear pencil skirts or dress pants with heels? If you don’t like a lot of makeup maybe just do your eyes and lips? Also, if you wear your hair up, put it in a professional looking bun, never a ponytail because most people say that makes me look younger. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you look great and it is much better to look younger than older!  But if it makes you feel more comfortable, I agree that a shorter and layered cut (like a bob) and makeup/penciled eyebrows would make you look older.  Not sure if it is practical for your job, but I always feel older and more “powerful” in heels too!

    Post # 16
    Member
    5755 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Why not go to a salon and have a makeover for fun? You may be surprised at how they can show you how to do a more natural looking makeup and a way to style your hair to make you look a bit more sophisticated. You do look like a teenager to me, so try and glam yourself up if its bothering you.

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