Attractive women attaching photo to CV ‘less likely to get interview’April 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Attractive women who attach a photo to their CV are less likely to be called for an interview, a new research has revealed.
It blames young, single and ‘jealous’ women in personnel departments who screen which jobseekers should be invited in are to blame for attractive women not getting interviews, reports the Daily Mail.
But in what the researchers call an example of the ‘double standards,’ it was found that these staff employed, attractive men who attach a photograph are more likely to get an interview than plain ones.
Staff in personnel departments are overwhelmingly female, typically single and aged 29 on average, the researchers found.
Their report concludes: “The evidence points to female jealousy of attractive women in the workplace as a primary reason for their penalisation in recruitment.”
The research involved sending more than 5,300 CVs for 2,650 job vacancies.
For each job, two applications were sent. One contained a photograph of an attractive man or woman, or a plain-looking man or woman. The other CV was identical, but did not contain a photograph.
Nearly 20 per cent of attractive men got an interview. But only 12.8 per cent of attractive women fared as well.
Of plain men, 9.2 per cent got an interview, compared with 13.6 per cent of plain women. Men who did not attach a picture were asked for interview 13.7 per cent of the time, compared with 16.6 per cent of women.
The Royal Economic Society has published the research. (ANI)
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