Forget university! It's a PRETTY FACE that helps guarantee a successful career and having relationship with the opposite gender.
You might be only a pretty face, but it seems that’s all you need to get on in today’s world of work. A study has found beautiful people do better in their careers – even after their youthful good looks have begun to fade.
At each career stage studied, pretty people held more prestigious jobs than plain Janes.
The researchers said attractive sorts may gravitate to good jobs because they are more confident. Alternatively, the plain may be penalised by employers.
The British and Italian team used decades of data on more than 8,000 men and women who left school in Wisconsin in the US in 1957. This included information about employment at various points in life, school photos that were used to rate their looks and information about their education and their parents’ social class.
Those rated the most attractive on leaving school tended to have better jobs and more prestigious careers, even when close to retirement. The finding held even when other factors, such as intelligence and education, were taken into account. Researcher Gundi Knies, of Essex University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research, said good looking people may benefit from a ‘beauty premium’.
She added: ‘We found facial attractiveness is important in determining people’s occupational prestige at the beginning of the career as it is in the middle or at the end.’
'Or, in other words, the so called beauty premium is stable throughout people's employment history and pretty people are doing better even as they age.'
Previous studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly and earn up to four per cent more than their colleagues who are less aesthetically pleasing.
'For example, do beautiful men and women have higher occupational prestige because employers discriminate against plain people
'Or is it that beautiful men and women choose more prestigious occupations, for example, because they enjoy a higher self esteem and are more self confident.'
Most Helpful Girl
Well firstly beauty is subjective. Just because you think someone is bad looking doesn't mean someone else might not find them attractive. Secondly, yeah sure. If you are going to go through life with a negative outlook on yourself then you can't be shocked when others feel the same about you. How you feel on the inside shows on the outside. If you are going to have that mindset then you will likely never succeed. Plenty of people who might not be 10/10'ers in the looks department have made a success of their lives. Thirdly you can always improve on your appearance. Nothing is stopping you from having a wicked cool fashion sense or trying out a new hairstyle that could be flattering. Maybe try hitting the gym even. I can't feel sorry for people who just sitting there in a heap pitying themselves. You can achieve a lot in your life if you stop looking for excuses.2
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