[Edited by HaloSpAz, 2/26/2012 1:30:11 PM]
Of course it does.
Its all psychological, a person is more willing to hire a beautiful young lady for a secretary position over someone lacking in the looks department...
Same goes for other physical features. Tall people are usually taken more seriously than shorter people. Goes the same way for people who are in good shape.
That funny because i find flaws in that (i mean the logic not your statement as i agree fully) as if you think about it someone with good looks is gonna be much better at seduction based crimes and tall people are gonna look more intimidating (im living proof of that). Good shape falls under one of the others depending on the crimes/intent.
These are just my personal perspectives and i agree that people are more willing to be hired it just lacks alot of logic behind the choices those in HR make.
[Edited by dssas, 2/26/2012 4:22:28 PM]
My boss is not the most attractive lady (no offense to her she is actually a good boss) and makes a horrendous amount of money.
Look at the acting world too (eg. Hollywood) there are plenty of "ugly" actresses and actors who are successful - Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danny DeVito - to name a few.
I for one wouldn't hire a stuck up ******* no matter how good he or she looked unless they were the best suited for a job.
Plus beauty is all in the eye of the beholder, I honestly cannot fathom how some people are considered attractive when I find them completely unappealing, so it's really subjective.
Note: Barrier Exam is a reference to one of the most extreme requirements I've seen in a major. It is unique to Music Majors and states that you have 3 chances to pass it. You are not allowed to take Junior and Senior level Music courses until you pass it (exceptions only given if you're not a Music major). If you fail all three times you are barred from seeking a degree in Music.
[Edited by Neo7, 2/26/2012 6:45:15 PM]
Regardless of what people say, everybody judges books by their covers.