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Old 07-10-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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You can include your linkedin profile as an attachment which will show your photo
I think this is why some companies end up with open positions having No Qualified Applicants™. In some companies, the sorority known as Human Resources uses those profiles to instantly weed out pretty much everyone who doesn't fit their social requirements. Fortunately my field isn't buried with French manicure people yet, but trying to hire a quintessential dork with the sorority sisters in the middle of the hiring process, is exasperating. They cut potentially qualified people way before any hiring manager gets to see a resume. Then they just say it's the applicants fault, because the applicant should have known their resume would get butchered by the automated system, or whatever.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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It's only pointless to argue if you can't validate your assertions with links to legitimate studies (and I don't mean the kind you find in rags such as Cosmo)! I've known (and know) literally dozens of CEOs who are shorter than average and I sure as heck know dozens of lawyers who wouldn't qualify anywhere near the top of a "good looking" contest.

It doesn't matter if you know CEO's who are shorter than average. An average taken into account all the short people and tall people and averages it. [mod]snip[/mod] It doesn't mean there are 0 shorter than average CEO'S. [mod]snip[/mod] Taller people make more per inch than shorter.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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I find the most prestigious employers get the best looking applicants.

If you go to the newest most deluxe office buildings the lobbies are full of beautiful people.

There are lots of beautiful people in: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Human Resources and the administrative support teams of the top executives at the top companies.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Well, I guess it isn't a problem unless the beauty is in place of the brain and you have to work with them!
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I have never heard of including a photo with a job application, unless you are applying to be a model, porn star or some other function where they only care about your appearance.
I'd think outside of those positions it would be against the law as well.....
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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Wanted: men that look like a younger version of Mitt Romney or women that look like a Anchor on FoxNews or a beauty contestant.

As a long term recruiter in the staffing industry, very few of my clients will actually ask specifically for a "beautiful person" but they have their code words and almost without exception the very attractive candidate will get the job over the average looking person.

If you are strikingly handsome or physically beautiful, your job search will be very short. (Regardless of your technical skills or other aspects of your background.
thank you. I knew that was true and couldn't prove it.

everyone in a corporate job in accounting and finance is good looking tall and fairly physically fit. not what the average population looks like.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Employers should be able to hire whoever they want. If they want to hire an attractive person over an unattractive person, let them. If they want to hire only males, or females, or whites, or blacks, let them. This is why I feel affirmative action is stupid. Why should there be quotas for minorities or any other group of people? Employers should be able to make their own hiring decisions without interference from Big Daddy Government.
So they can be forced to suck up to over-indulged suburban spouses and spoiled children who have no idea of what the real world of work is like for most of us?

When you force an employee to prostitute him/herelf to somebody's foibles, you know what that makes you.

I'm as much in favor of limited government as anyone here, but if revenue must be raised to balance the budget, a severe tax on consumption of needless personal service, rather than income, would go a long way.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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I find the most prestigious employers get the best looking applicants.

If you go to the newest most deluxe office buildings the lobbies are full of beautiful people.

There are lots of beautiful people in: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Human Resources and the administrative support teams of the top executives at the top companies.
you forgot real estate and law. I think everyone knows that In those particular industries they prefer to hire attractive people since high school. It's a known fact that nobody talks about.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Here in Massachusetts, I notice the more tomboyish athletic women are promoted into the higher level and non traditional positions. The beautiful women have a slight advantage on getting into entry level jobs. There seems to be a mass exodus of the beautiful women between the ages of 28 and 35 marrying financially secure men and becoming SAHMs out in the suburbs. These women re-enter the workforce as real estate agents, owners of boutique businesses or run non-profits. I've noticed this to a lesser extreme amongst my Midwestern schoolmates as well.

I made the mistake many years ago of wearing a skirt to a financial services company where the interviewers (female) were all dressed in their L.L.Bean and Northface finest. That interview lasted a grand 10 minutes, where the 10 minutes were spent by the interviewer asking me questions that had nothing to do with the job I was interviewing for.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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In my experience, physical looks are more important toward getting job offers than they are for getting girlfriends or boyfriends.

In the latter, good looks often make the opposite party freeze-up. but in the safe confines of office buildings, good looks attract managers, colleagues and customers alike. People like to work with good looking people. Note- I'm mostly commenting on white collar office jobs.
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