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Can you guess which career management factor frequently gets short shrift from some job applicants even though it is commonly used by recruiters to eliminate them?

No, it is not the color of skin, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

It is weight — being significantly overweight.

Weight is a silent deal killer in some job searches.

To achieve your career potential, you must build a record of accomplishment, master the art of job search technology and automation, and you must create and maintain a career plan with robust professional networking.  But if you do not take care of yourself physically, your career brand will hit a nasty speed bump. It is not fair, it is not even illegal discrimination per se, but it is a fact.

Do not overlook your weight in managing your career.