How can I project confidence when I look so young?
June 27, 2010 8:52 AM Subscribe
I look young. What are some techniques to ensure that I am taken seriously in professional situations?
posted by franc.o.bolos to work & money (32 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Here's my situation: I'm in my late twenties. Female. Next year, I will be a postdoctoral researcher in Israel. I will be interacting with academics, but also teachers and administrators in pre-college settings.
The problem is that I'm frequently told that I look like I'm about 18. I want to be taken seriously in professional situations, treated respectfully, and as someone with some level of expertise with something to offer.
Question: What are some tips/techniques for looking older and for projecting confidence and expertise?
Other notes: I realize that dressing professionally can make one look older, however people in Israel tend to dress informally and casually.