Is there any more room under that bed? I think I’d like to crawl under there with y’all.
From Newsweek: “The Beauty Advantage”
Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers told NEWSWEEK that qualified but unattractive candidates are likely to have a harder time landing a job, while more than half advised spending as much time and money on “making sure they look attractive” as on perfecting a résumé. When it comes to women, apparently, flaunting our assets works: 61 percent of managers (the majority of them men) said it would be an advantage for a woman to wear clothing showing off her figure at work. (Ouch.) Asked to rank employee attributes in order of importance, meanwhile, managers placed looks above education: of nine character traits, it came in third, below experience (No. 1) and confidence (No. 2) but above “where a candidate went to school” (No. 4). Does that mean you should drop out of Harvard and invest in a nose job? Probably not. But a state school might be just as marketable. “This is the new reality of the job market,” says one New York recruiter, who asked to have her name withheld because she advises job candidates for a living. “It’s better to be average and good- looking than brilliant and unattractive.”
“It’s better to be average and good-looking than brilliant and unattractive.”
Between this and the Dutch government giving makeovers to newly-unemployed women so they can find rich husbands and get off the dole, I want to stab myself. Of course, that would probably make me less attractive…
I am wondering if buying cosmetics can now be classified as a tax-deductible business expense.
The picture for this post illustrates my proposed response to this lunacy. (I like her satisfied expression.) This is so irritating it makes me not even want to post this week’s Sales. So I will do it in very very small print. Fortunately there is only one new one.