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Old 07-12-2013, 04:49 AM
 
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Most of you are making the serious mistake of assuming the good-looking people are less educated and not as capable as perhaps you might be.
That is about as dumb as you can be.
It also might be why you yourself fail to move up the ladder and advance with your current employer.
Perhaps, your own high & mighty assessment of your background, education, skills and ability to adapt and think on your feet, probably does not jibe with how those that are your immediate superiors.
Perception is reality more often than not.
Look sloppy and you'll be perceived as such.
Whiney and constant complaining will get you nowhere and if you push it, you'll find yourself back searching for a job after you are canned.
Seriously folks, you just need to always look your best, be reliable, don't complain, show up early and always be cheerful. Never gossip and don't do silly things like doing "personal" stuff on the web/phone/computer when you are getting paid well to do a job. Ordering stuff from Amazon or planning your vacation trip to France and spending an hour checking hotel rates/airfares is totally uncool from an employer's standpoint.
Get your act together! Act the part and look the part.
Don't assume that the "pretty" & "handsome" ones just somehow don't otherwise have the prerequisites and top quality degrees and experience.
You might be the "dumb blonde" if you think that.
Your superiors might have a different take on your own high opinion of your experience/background and capabilities!
DO NOT FORGET THAT YOU MUST PROVE THIS TO THEM ON A DAILY BASIS!
You, after all are only as good as what you have done for them lately, and what they see you doing for them now and the immediate future. Forget this, and you might wish that you didn't as you might be jobseeking after losing your job.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: The Old Dominion
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That is about as dumb as you can be.
Don't blame me, I was hired for my looks.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Isn't that code word "Professional", or "Professional Appearance."
I take Professional Appearance to mean well put together, dressed professionally in up-to-date typically conservative clothing all the way up to wearing a 2-piece suit if C-level or a law office or at least business casual, no visible body art, stained rock concert t-shirts or mullets. I wouldn't read that as a coded request for a striking looking candidate.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Unfortunately, many workplace studies have come to the same conclusion. Looks + people skills are an important predictor of promotion. For some years, I worked closely to the top of the US Federal Government in the US. I hardly ever saw a bad looking woman, even in science advisory positions in Congress or the White House and the ones I did were often far better at their jobs then the average male or female staffer. They had to be. For example, for all his love of climate science, Al Gore was a bathing beauty guy. Women Senate and House members generally seemed to favor brains and effectiveness in their staffers more than their male counterparts.
Um, I think there are more than a few women who have gone to the top in the judicial branch and executive cabinet in modern times without being a model (Janet Reno).
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Hmmm, I HAVE noticed that there are more attractive people where I work than "ugly" ones.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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There are far more ugly people than "beautiful people" in the senior ranks at the Fortune 500 companies. These guys are not being mistaken for George Clooney or Robert Redford, while dining out in their regular clothes. The suit and tie gives them a well-groomed professional appearance.

When I look at the AVPs, VPs, managers and supervisors, I see very few lookers. I see more beautiful servers at the local bar than in management positions.

When you go to the bottom of the salary scale, waitresses, secretaries, and retail sales people have more beautiful people than ugly people.

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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From what I've seen I that only applies in certain fields. Like fashion and possibly sales. I recently saw a statistic that said the attractive people are NOT getting hired as much as we assume over the "average" looking person. Hiring managers are going on and on about only hiring the person who are capable of achieving the job requirements. If the person best suited for the job doesn't look like a model, who cares? Unless you're trying to be a model that is...
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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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.
In many European countries, it is not that uncommon for one to have a photo on their resume or CV.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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There are far more ugly people than "beautiful people" in the senior ranks at the Fortune 500 companies. These guys are not being mistaken for George Clooney or Robert Redford, while dining out in their regular clothes. The suit and tie gives them a well-groomed professional appearance.

When I look at the AVPs, VPs, managers and supervisors, I see very few lookers. I see more beautiful servers at the local bar than in management positions.

When you go to the bottom of the salary scale, waitresses, secretaries, and retail sales people have more beautiful people than ugly people.
100% true.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Forks,WA
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I agree that alot of companies can be very 'pc' about things like that...I've had young HR girls focus more on my resume indentations than my actual experience!
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