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Attractive People Have A Leg-Up In the Job Market

If you have been residing in the United States for the past year or two it’s no surprise that job searches are difficult and snagging a job can take months, maybe even a year for even the most qualified job seekers. Times are tough, that’s nothing new, but what if there were factors working against you finding a job that were completely uncontrollable by you? According to this infographic from visual.ly and video from Reuters, looks matter in the job market. Unfair it may be, but according to these studies, attractive women have a 72 percent advantage to getting a job and for attractive men, a 63 percent advantage. When considering how many factors are already at play when trying to find a job adding looks into the mix can be daunting for many.

However, in addition to the statistics on looks in the workplace the infographic points out that confidence is still a huge factor when it comes to succeeding at work. Furthermore, confidence is a key element in the interview and job search process and will likely overpower an interviewers opinion on looks if exuded properly.

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SOURCE: Visual.ly/Beautyschool.com and Reuters
IMAGE: Courtesy of Visual.ly

Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter