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Hi everyone,I wanted to ask if having a gold or silver teeth will have an impact on someone getting a job

because say that it is not easy to be employed if you have a gold or silver teeth. SO IS IT TRUE

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Tariq’s Answer

The short answer based on my experience is “yes”. It will limit the opportunities you have, but it won’t eliminate all of them. Let me provide more context for you. Hiring managers look to answer two things 1.) Do you have the skills, experience, and attributes to do the job? 2.) Do you fit in to the company culture and brand? The gold/silver teeth come in to play with the second point. While the decision makers will not verbalize this, it’s important to understand that it will factor into the decision “consciously” or “unconsciously. The job your are going for and the company it’s with are going to determine the outcome.

I’ll add that I am a black male in an executive leadership position for a fortune 15 company. I’ve been in leadership for 13 years and at the decision making table with recruiting for 9 of them. I am also a career and executive coach. I am mentioning this to help you understand that I know what conversations are behind closed doors.

If this is a question pertaining to you and you want to keep your teeth, then find a company that has culture that will embrace your authenticity.

Best wishes,
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Lanting’s Answer

Hi!

It depends on the type of job you are looking for, from my experience woking both in the finance industry and tech industry, I think it matters more in a the former while less in the later. My suggestion is to find a job that is inclusive and focus on diversity!
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Elizabeth’s Answer

It depends. Are they front teeth or back teeth?

If they are front teeth my answer is"yes".
If they are back teeth most likely "no".

It may also depend on the job type as well as your overall appearance and personality.

If it's a professional career or sales or business it may effect your chances .
I know people are not supposed to judge but this is what my experience has been.
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Janice’s Answer

Hi-

I have never heard that having a gold or silver tooth would have an impact on someone getting a job!
When interviewing, important aspects to consider are your personality and motivation, job knowledge and skill set, prior experience and availability. Focus on your unique aspects that you would bring to a position.
A positive self esteem is very important. This will help you in your role and overcome any possible barriers.
If someone does mention a personal issue, explore the comment with them. Please explain..........................

Good luck interviewing and I hope you get the job of your choice!
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Pamela’s Answer

It really depends on the type of job that you are seeking. Hiring managers are not going to only look at your skill set to see if you are qualified to do the job, they will also consider other factors such as are you "a good fit" for the company. I personally believe that while it is important to express yourself and not be afraid to be "you", also consider that first impressions are indeed lasting impressions. Look at the culture of the company that you want to work for, do some research and you'll make the right choice. Remember to bring attention to what you bring to the table, believe in yourself, you are destined for greatness. Best wishes to you in all of your endeavors!
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