Overweight and Unemployed: Should You Lose Weight Before Job Hunt?


Overweight people who are unemployed sometimes decide to first lose weight before starting a job search. Lousy idea.

About two thirds or 190 million Americans are obese or overweight, reports CBS News. If they all decided to get down to a healthier weight before applying for jobs or going for promotions, the workplace would grind to a standstill.

Weight is such a commonplace problem, ranging from health to aesthetics, that many employers tend to focus on other qualities of job applicants.