First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Are physically attractive people most likely to get a entry level job in your opinion?
15746 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / 昼寝の王国
Offline
Posted 9/7/10
I think it helps, but attitude is way more important. Me and my brother look A LOT alike, yet he can get jobs easily, and I struggle. I don't even really understand exactly why.
25344 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Various
Offline
Posted 9/7/10
Some university or institute did a study on this before (google it if you want to know the specifics). Basically, they found that physically attractive people are perceived to be more trustworthy, talented and people are more willing to talk to them or something like that... bottom line is, as unfair as it is, good looking people are much better received than ugly people IF there are no other known factors that distinguish them (i.e. personality, talents, money, etc.).

If this bothers you, then you might want to consider improving your attractiveness, and I don't mean something drastic like plastic surgery, just minor things that you can control. ** this is mainly for guys, I can't really speak for the ladies...

1. Clothes - I don't mean go and spend a fortune redoing your wardrobe, but before you decide to leave the house wearing that t-shirt you got from that concert 5 years ago and that raggedy pair of jeans with the mustard stain still on it from last week, maybe reconsider

2. Get a haircut - preferably from a professional... you can get a decent haircut for about $10-20, most guys only need 1-2 a month, a DIY haircut generally isn't worth it, unless you're in the marines or something and even the marines go to the barber shop if they can

3. work out - this is the hardest one since it actually requires effort and perseverance, but the benefits are tremendous... don't expect results right away, depending on your regimen and diet it could take up to 3 months to see any visible results

4. have a positive attitude and confidence - although it isn't as tactile as clothes or a haircut, a positive attitude and confidence creates a positive "presence" or "aura" which I think is as much physical as it is mental
43278 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
There is a reason to why mcdonalds has the girls stand at the checkout while the pimple-faced guys get to stand in the background.

I don't really like that it is that way... But i would most likely do the same thing if i was running it.
2285 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
If it was true then US would have a VERY big unemployment problem
Posted 9/8/10
Attractive people are more likely to sleep their way to a successful position.
50506 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M / Wisconsin
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
Yes.
1355 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Baltimore, MD
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
yea mostly true i remember io worked at as a sales associate at victoria secrets
Posted 9/8/10
to be fair, not all attractive people give off a friendly vibe like some others, I think it depends on the way a person carries themselves, I have had some attractive people work were I work at and some of them were pretty rude to the customers
11788 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / Munich, Deutschland
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
It's out there. Some people and companys are like that. Where I work they do it. Although depending on what and where you work sometimes its different.
I wasnt hired cus "I look good" unfortunetly i was hired for my tongues.
71569 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / So Cali, OC
Offline
Posted 9/8/10
Heck yea! i would hire a hot girl vs an ugly one any day of the week!
4761 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 9/9/10
You have to be tall, skinny, white, pretty, etc. to work at places like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, American Apparel. Or you'll be rejected. o.o
1217 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / US
Offline
Posted 9/9/10
While I do think a lot of businesses are biased and will hire the model type with huge boobs and long hair, I think most places (in America atleast) try to keep it fair. I mean, if you are well put together and you obviously care about making a good first impression at the interview, you probably have good common sense. Common sense is most of what employers look for I think... if the job doesn't require too much skill. Even if you do have more skill than the other person, and you are not outgoing or presentable, I'd rather hire the person with less skill.
430 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / England
Offline
Posted 9/9/10
I think it works in both ways.

I think people who are shy won't go buy from the attractive person or someone who is envious.
However if they are not shy then perhaps its different.
69987 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
40 / M / Where the heart is
Offline
Posted 9/9/10
I got one of the two positions at a computer repair/Internet sales shop, just because I was the only one to interview in a suit. The owner told me as much.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.