Beautiful women 'more likely to get jobs'

EMPLOYERS discriminate against "unattractive" job applicants - particularly women - according to a study at an Italian university.

The study, from from the University of Messina, was titled: "Searching for a job is a beauty contest".

Researchers sent more than 1100 fake CVs to more than 1500 advertised job openings. Keeping the skills and qualifications the same on them all, changed the names, genders, and pictures of the "applicants."

The source the pictures, they grabbed headshots off the internet and photoshopped them so their real owners couldn't be recognised. Then 100 students at the university judges whether the faces were "attractive" or "unattractive".

What the study found was that attractiveness played a big part in the likelihood of making the second stage of the recruitment process, and a suggestion that attractiveness was playing a much bigger part in women's job prospects than men.

Read more at The Independent



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