Job Hunting: One Time It Actually Hurts to Be a Handsome Man

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    Jul 21, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Interesting, so, an attractive looking homo man (handsome, cute) will never be hired by average to ugly looking hiring managers, icon_eek.gif



    http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/job-hunting-one-time-it-actually-hurts-to-be-a-handsome-man.html/?ref=YF

    In every case, the researchers found the tendency was to hire men who were attractive for positions in which they would work cooperatively together. In situations where the new hire could be a threat to their own jobs, the people in the role of the hiring managers tended to steer clear of the most attractive candidates.

    The interesting part was that this had little effect for women — they weren’t impacted negatively if they were more attractive, even if viewed as a potential competitor in the workplace. “That might be because attractive men are perceived as being markedly more competent, intelligent and achievement-oriented than unattractive men; on the other hand, the stereotypical relationship between attractiveness and competence for women is more mixed,” the university explained.

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    If you’re a fairly good-looking guy and you get passed over for a job, it’s possible that you’re the victim of discrimination. But don’t expect sympathy from too many sources — chances are you’ve experienced the downside of appearance far less than your peers.


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    Jul 21, 2015 9:14 PM GMT
    I got the first job I applied for 2 times this year, I thought that was a good thing - until now icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 21, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    ELNathB saidInteresting, so, an attractive looking homo man (handsome, cute) will never be hired by average to ugly looking hiring managers, icon_eek.gif
    I've turned down jobs because the hiring manager wasn't attractive. It works both ways. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 22, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    This is the stupidest article I have ever read. Next you'll be telling me about the trails and tribulations of highly qualified individuals who threaten the hiring manager position.

    I can not find any sympathy for a man who isn't hired because he is too good looking.
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    Jul 22, 2015 11:26 PM GMT
    I actually count on my looks to close the deal so I don't by the article icon_razz.gif.

    But seriously, looks definitely play a more positive role in my experience. Sure, it doesn't tend to help if the interviewer is old and white but I'm generally received more favorably by younger men and women. The article probably only applies to guys rated 8-10 looks wise or something.