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(Business Insider)   Attractive women get more interviews, greenlight submissions   (businessinsider.com) divider line 46
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2013-09-10 01:14:34 PM
You mean more callbacks? Unless a photo is provided with your résumé, or your FB/Linked In is public, how would anyone know you were attractive?
 
2013-09-10 01:15:52 PM

Cymbal: You mean more callbacks? Unless a photo is provided with your résumé, or your FB/Linked In is public, how would anyone know you were attractive?


It's typical in Europe to include a photo with a resume.
 
2013-09-10 01:16:46 PM
FWIW, this study was conducted in Italy, a culture known for being particularly judgmental of appearances.
 
2013-09-10 01:17:10 PM
Do job seekers generally include a photograph in Italy? How about elsewhere? I know in the US it's generally frowned upon; I've never heard of anyone including a picture.
 
2013-09-10 01:17:45 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Cymbal: You mean more callbacks? Unless a photo is provided with your résumé, or your FB/Linked In is public, how would anyone know you were attractive?

It's typical in Europe to include a photo with a resume.


Man, I type slow...
 
2013-09-10 01:20:21 PM
I like to include a photo of my junk.
 
2013-09-10 01:23:41 PM
So ... subby is an attractive woman?

I say prove it. Because attractiveness is subject. So let us subject you ...
 
2013-09-10 01:23:52 PM

dudemanbro: I like to include a photo of my junk.


Yes but the Mayor of New York is an elected position and not given to the interview process.
 
2013-09-10 01:25:06 PM
The more attractive you are, the more likely you include a photo of yourself.
 
2013-09-10 01:34:24 PM
Go be ugly somewhere else!
 
2013-09-10 01:35:01 PM
Life is hard. You will be judged on your looks. "attractive" features mean health. It's ingrained in humans to gravitate towards health, because that propogates the species. It's not rocket science. Although... I guess it is a science...

/not that good looking
//but I work my ass off to be in shape because of the above truth
 
2013-09-10 01:35:07 PM

Cymbal: You mean more callbacks? Unless a photo is provided with your résumé, or your FB/Linked In is public, how would anyone know you were attractive?


Facebook/LinkedIn stalking
 
2013-09-10 01:45:05 PM
Came for the hot women pictures.... left disappointed!

/ would have settled for funny fat people pictures as well
 
2013-09-10 01:52:40 PM
There was a study done here in America with identical resumes, but different first names - either something bland like "Sally" or "James", or something ethnic-sounding like "Propecia" or "Taekwonda". The latter got significantly fewer calls for interviews.
 
2013-09-10 01:54:13 PM

Theaetetus: There was a study done here in America with identical resumes, but different first names - either something bland like "Sally" or "James", or something ethnic-sounding like "Propecia" or "Taekwonda". The latter got significantly fewer calls for interviews.


Because they don't pay their phone bills.
 
2013-09-10 01:54:47 PM

hi13760: Came for the hot women pictures.... left disappointed!

/ would have settled for funny fat people pictures as well


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2013-09-10 01:56:48 PM
Can't speak for anywhere else, but in British Columbia it is illegal for any employer to ask about a job applicant's appearance, age, gender, health, marital status, ethnicity, race, religion, personal lifestyle or beliefs, nor are they permitted to discriminate based on these things, and likewise applicants are not obligated to disclose any of them on their resume or CV (Although most can be ascertained at the in-person interview).

Of course, that doesn't stop it from happening (especially in fields where certain criteria are pertinent), but at least the law is there.
 
2013-09-10 02:03:41 PM
For government jobs, the bigger the hosebeast, the more likely they are to get the job.  So it's not all bad news for the fatties!
 
2013-09-10 02:08:15 PM

Theaetetus: There was a study done here in America with identical resumes, but different first names - either something bland like "Sally" or "James", or something ethnic-sounding like "Propecia" or "Taekwonda". The latter got significantly fewer calls for interviews.


That actually stems from peoples fear of screwing up peoples names on cold calls.  Sweet a Sally, I know how that is said, lets call her first.  Mr. Samir Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anyway.
 
2013-09-10 02:48:11 PM
Good looking people get things. News at 11.
 
2013-09-10 02:49:35 PM
 
2013-09-10 02:53:31 PM
<pedant>
Shouldn't that be "greenlit" rather than "greenlight"?
</pedant>
 
2013-09-10 02:56:39 PM

GWSuperfan: <pedant>
Shouldn't that be "greenlit" rather than "greenlight"?
</pedant>


Maybe subby's saying the attractive women are the ones who greenlight submissions around here.
 
2013-09-10 02:59:54 PM

Ishkur: Can't speak for anywhere else, but in British Columbia it is illegal for any employer to ask about a job applicant's appearance, age, gender, health, marital status, ethnicity, race, religion, personal lifestyle or beliefs, nor are they permitted to discriminate based on these things, and likewise applicants are not obligated to disclose any of them on their resume or CV (Although most can be ascertained at the in-person interview).

Of course, that doesn't stop it from happening (especially in fields where certain criteria are pertinent), but at least the law is there.


Not the case here in Germany. You are required to show your photo on your resume, and employers regularly discriminate based on marital status, employment history, disability, whether a woman is pregnant or not. The good thing is that you can legally lie about all of the above, but the employer can still fire you if they find out...
 
2013-09-10 03:37:16 PM

Saiga410: Theaetetus: There was a study done here in America with identical resumes, but different first names - either something bland like "Sally" or "James", or something ethnic-sounding like "Propecia" or "Taekwonda". The latter got significantly fewer calls for interviews.

That actually stems from peoples fear of screwing up peoples names on cold calls.  Sweet a Sally, I know how that is said, lets call her first.  Mr. Samir Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anyway.


No doubt. Some of those names have impossible pronunciations. I had a call with a client named rekeyser a few years ago. No idea how to pronounce it, I took a shot with "ru-key-sir". She loudly corrected me and told me how insensitive/rude I was to mispronounce it. The pronunciation: ru-key-sha.

How the hell was I supposed to know?
 
2013-09-10 04:07:41 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Cymbal: You mean more callbacks? Unless a photo is provided with your résumé, or your FB/Linked In is public, how would anyone know you were attractive?

It's typical in Europe to include a photo with a resume cv.



theur you gou mate

/randonum u's for the win
//today is 2013/10/09
 
2013-09-10 04:12:54 PM

TrickyPG: FWIW, this study was conducted in Italy, a culture known for being particularly judgmental of appearances.


So it's not pertinent here in the US because our culture focuses on IQ scores and related job experience.  Glad you cleared that up!
 
2013-09-10 04:42:23 PM

ghostwind: Ishkur: Can't speak for anywhere else, but in British Columbia it is illegal for any employer to ask about a job applicant's appearance, age, gender, health, marital status, ethnicity, race, religion, personal lifestyle or beliefs, nor are they permitted to discriminate based on these things, and likewise applicants are not obligated to disclose any of them on their resume or CV (Although most can be ascertained at the in-person interview).

Of course, that doesn't stop it from happening (especially in fields where certain criteria are pertinent), but at least the law is there.

Not the case here in Germany. You are required to show your photo on your resume, and employers regularly discriminate based on marital status, employment history, disability, whether a woman is pregnant or not. The good thing is that you can legally lie about all of the above, but the employer can still fire you if they find out...


That seems really inconvenient if they have to ask those questions all the time. Maybe they should just assign them different colored armbands or patches.
 
2013-09-10 04:59:31 PM
the Boob Toob (TV) ensures/teaches that appearances are what counts.   actual Substance may or may not be there.
 
2013-09-10 05:02:34 PM

LL316: Good looking people get things. News at 11.



and the older you are, the harder it is to find a job too.   but in America, we don't age discriminate.   snicker.
 
2013-09-10 05:03:34 PM

Dreyelle: TrickyPG: FWIW, this study was conducted in Italy, a culture known for being particularly judgmental of appearances.

So it's not pertinent here in the US because our culture focuses on IQ scores and related job experience.  Glad you cleared that up!


FWIW stands for "for what it's worth", so feel free not to be a douche.  I didn't say it's not pertinent to US culture and ask any Italian and they'd back me up.
 
2013-09-10 05:11:48 PM

Linux_Yes: LL316: Good looking people get things. News at 11.


and the older you are, the harder it is to find a job too.   but in America, we don't age discriminate.   snicker.


Depends on the job. Is it a young person's job, or a mature, experienced person's job?
 
2013-09-10 05:33:34 PM
Jokes on you, subby. There are no attractive women on fark.

/not from the BIE I've received
//prove me wrong
///EIP
 
2013-09-10 05:39:45 PM

Dreyelle: TrickyPG: FWIW, this study was conducted in Italy, a culture known for being particularly judgmental of appearances.

So it's not pertinent here in the US because our culture focuses on IQ scores and related job experience.  Glad you cleared that up!



What US culture says and what the US constitution says can differ at times.
 
2013-09-10 06:32:37 PM
...and the article shows a picture of a nasty biatch.  WTF?
 
2013-09-10 06:37:44 PM
"People who don't look typical have atypical results" reports Ric Romero

/have a pony tail and a beard
//I'm quite confident I've been judged based on it.
 
2013-09-10 06:55:21 PM

Saiga410: Theaetetus: There was a study done here in America with identical resumes, but different first names - either something bland like "Sally" or "James", or something ethnic-sounding like "Propecia" or "Taekwonda". The latter got significantly fewer calls for interviews.

That actually stems from peoples fear of screwing up peoples names on cold calls.  Sweet a Sally, I know how that is said, lets call her first.  Mr. Samir Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anyway.


The names were more like "Tyrone" or "Ebony" for studies done in the US.
http://scholar.harvard.edu/mullainathan/files/emilygreg.pdf
 
2013-09-10 09:21:17 PM
What a waste of a perfectly good attractive woman thread. Fark I r disappointed.
 
2013-09-10 09:50:59 PM
That explains why I got my current position...the interview process consisted of three phone interviews, and didn't meet anyone in person.

/Still haven't met my boss
 
2013-09-11 03:16:30 AM
Struck out with an attractive co-worker at a former job a few years back, but she was cool about it.  She often talked about wanting to work in film (not those kind).  We moved to different cities later and lost touch.  Recently stumbled across her thumbnail on LI via another profile...her job title was "Executive Assistant to the Director."

/never hurts, that's for sure
//not bitter, just saying
 
2013-09-11 06:00:21 AM
I was hoping to see more attractive women being redlit.
 
2013-09-11 06:28:40 AM
CSB time:

A buddy of mine worked as a security guard for a factory back in the day. It was mostly women there, and they would drop their resume at the front gate where he worked.

What they didn't know was that they were being subjected to a screening process. He would dump the resumes of the not so hot ones, and keep the rest.

The place had probably one of the highest hot to not ratios outside of the pron industry.
 
2013-09-11 02:04:49 PM
Unusally attractive people bring more drama and less productivity in my experience.
 
2013-09-11 02:48:54 PM
is this why I'm employed???


/and here I thought it was my winning personality...
 
2013-09-11 07:14:46 PM

sure haven't: "attractive" features mean health


It really doesn't though. It's a gross approximation, in that dead people aren't healthy and look worse than living people, but different levels of attractiveness don't really map to different levels of health in any meaningful way.
 
2013-09-11 07:16:36 PM

Linux_Yes: but in America, we don't age discriminate.


At least the discrimination against old people is merely social -- young people are still subject to Jim Crow laws, in addition to social segregation.
 
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