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What`s wrong with a babyface?

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1. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

What if one is an actual grown-up but with a babyface and looked unexperienced/unprofessional? Will people judge him/her by his/her outlooking and distrust his/her working capability? I`m really sick of people saying: Oh, you are too young! during an interview. Does it indicate I`m too young to get a meaningful job? Am I really that young?(I`m not!)Maybe it`s just an excuse.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

just tell them your age at the beginning of the interview or make yourself look older.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Zhou, I feel your pain. I get it ALL THE TIME - if it's not being passed over for something, it's being refused entry to clubs/pubs (even with 5 different forms of ID!!)

But, I'm hoping it will work to my advantage when I'm older!

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

When i was in my early 20's i was asked to prove i was over 18 quite a lot as i looked young. I used to get very flattered by this and was the envy of all my friends. I am now 32 and last year (when i was 31) i was in a bar with a friend in the uk and was asked again by a girl who was probably just over 18 herself. I told her i had no id as i was 31. She refused to serve me, i'm a pretty laid back person but i got really, really annoyed at this. Certainly that feeling of being flattered had deserted me, and a slight feeling of disbelief that i was being told by a teenager that i was not allowed a beer!!!!!!!!!!1

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I hear you, Zhou! It used to bother me no end when I was a teenager and in my early 20s. They'd card me constantly at clubs and bars, and I found it hard to be taken seriously at work when people thought I was about 19 (when I was 26 or 27).

Now (at 31), though, I love it. I was carded a few times in the US this year and had a big grin on my face every time. "What, you think I'm not 21 yet?? Hee hee!" Once my b/f got carded and I didn't and I grumbled all the way to our table.

But as for work, why not use a bit of humour to your advantage? Something along the lines of "My strengths? I have all the experience of a xx year old but people still think I'm xx. So when they hear me talk, they listen."

6. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

I've been putting up with it since 15! I'm 23 now and only just look 18. Its eased off abit now though cos i've grown to 6ft 2.
Dude just roll with it, you have to show your mature enough for the job, over what it you look like. I've gotten everything i've ever gone for, but that's only because i've shown maturity in the interview (After a month i go back to normal ;) )

They're not turning you away just because of your looks, im not wanting to sound nasty matey but you have to provide them with a mature personality.

All us babyfaces can laugh our heads off at the people who took the mickey out of us, cos they'll be sitting in their armchairs with boobs and chins to the floor and us young scallywags will still be living it up.

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

All us babyfaces can laugh our heads off at the people who took the mickey out of us, cos they'll be sitting in their armchairs with boobs and chins to the floor and us young scallywags will still be living it up.

8. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yeh when at work people assume i'm older-i sometimes dont know whether to be insulted but then when i go to pubs/clubs i get Id'd sometimes-typical!

I think because i'm petite people used to always assume i'm younger then what i am!-which i am also hoping will work to my advantage when i'm older-espec. if i take after my dear old mum!! hehe!

I remember going out on a date and this guy was 6ft tall and a year younger than me, i was 18 at the time, he asked if i had ever been asked for ID-because of me height-so i told the truth and said i hadn't since turning 18, so what happened...the first pub we walked into...yup-'have you got any ID!! oh and he didnt even get ID'd!!!! arggh!!

It doesn't really bother me! oh except at work-when people find out your age they tend to think that you can't deal with things-espec my area manager-she really takes notice of age and what is written down on paper-really stupid i think!

9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oh yeh-god ive got so many stories on this-my mate will be 30 this year and at her sister's 21st b.day last year she got ID'd-hehe!!

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

All us babyfaces can laugh our heads off at the people who took the mickey out of us, cos they'll be sitting in their armchairs with boobs and chins to the floor and us young scallywags will still be living it up.

My grandmother was mistaken for a 50-something year old this week on a visit to a new doctor. She's 78! It's in the genes, it's in the genes! (please, please, please...)