Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ridiculously good looking? You're not going to get the job...

The advantages of being considered good looking are numerous and, to most of us, obvious.

But a new study suggests being a handsome man may not be entirely plain sailing.

Good-looking men are less likely to be given a job in a competitive workplace environment than their plainer competitors, according to a set of experiments carried out by researchers at the University of Maryland.

This is because attractive men are often seen as more competent, and so those who will be working alongside them are unlikely to want increased competition.

Marko Pitesa, the author of the study, gave the example of car salesmen, who are officially working with each other but at the same time competing for business. Full story...

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