In the current employment environment, employers are becoming even more picky about things that you would never expect when it comes to hiring for six-figure jobs.
On top of this, employers are also spending more time and research and analysing what makes top performing employees and are weeding out the rest.
Besides the cosmetic benefits of regular exercise that can definitely play a role in getting hired for six-figure jobs (as much as it is denied), your workout habits may soon be as equally as important as any other part of your resume. Why? Recent studies by researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have shown that on workdays that employees exercised 72% said they had better time management, 79% realised increased communication and mental performance, 33% felt more motivated to work and 28% were able to work without unscheduled breaks.
With these kinds of performance enhancements, what employer would only want applicants that worked out daily for their six-figure jobs?
Who would you hire if you were an executive recruiter or hiring manager for $100k plus jobs? This isn’t the only area that employers are tightening up on, but it is one that you need to be aware of and prepare for. So next time you are preparing your resume and getting ready for six-figure job interviews, don’t skip over your exercise routines. The studies were not on any specific type of exercise, so do not be too concerned with getting that right, just use common sense.
On top of the direct performance increases related to working out, the other benefits include health and longevity as well as trending towards other healthy choices like giving up smoking. Obviously these have many intrinsic benefits for six-figure job employers that can mean thousands of dollars in difference from not having to replace or retrain employees early or cover sick days out.
So can employers really discriminate against those who do not workout?
While they will not come out and directly tell you that you have been turned down because you do not work out, it will be a factor that is given even weight (sorry for the pun). Those who do get hired, or are already employed in six-figure jobs can also find themselves being penalized for not practising a regular exercise routine. This can be as little as increased insurance premiums to being held back from promotions. So the next time you have trouble motivating yourself to get to the gym, just remember how much could be relying on it!