Do you love to turn the camera on yourself when you:
A) Get a new haircut
B) Go out to eat
D) All of the above.
If you answered D — and assuming you survive C — good news! Employees who take the most selfies get the biggest pay raises, according to a release from Australian job finding agency The Job Factory.
Folks who take a lot of selfies naturally have a lot of self-confidence, the study concludes. And behind ability, that’s the No. 2 driver of a person’s career.
“Many employees will have witnessed a loud-mouthed or over-confident colleague being promoted ahead of others,” Job Factory director Craig Binnie says in the release. “Bosses look for go-getters who display confidence, drive and ambition. Meek employees who sit in the corner with their eyes glued to their computer screens might be great workers, but they do not always stand out when bosses are thinking about who to reward during pay reviews.”
How accurate is the survey?
We’ll let you be the judge. The agency surveyed 287 employees in Australia, Singapore, the United States and United Kingdom who had received a pay raise in the past 12 months. Those who posted more than 20 selfies a month received raises averaging 3.7 percent, as opposed to an average of 2.4 percent for those who posted fewer selfies or none.
For the record, that adds to up to a $7,000 a year difference over 10 years for someone starting at $40,000 a year. (Or nearly $135 a week.)
Put that way, selfies could be worth a shot. (Twenty selfies a month is only one click per workday.) So, say cheese.