When applying for a job, you must have all the required credentials, qualifications and skills. You must also have a great personality, because attitude is one of the key factors for being hired. However, there is one unwritten rule about getting the job and receive relatively higher pay –you should have good looks. Yes good physical attributes can be an advantage for your career. Here’s how:
- Taller people earn higher in the workplace for every inch, $789 more than the rest, according to a 2004 study. Imagine how much that increase would be today.
- Obese people earn significantly less than normal weighing people, according to a 2008 study.
- Blonde women, despite stereotype, earn more in the workplace compared to redheads and brunettes, according to a 2010 study.
- The halo effect is when a people jump into conclusion that a certain worker is wonderful because of that person’s likeable traits, especially his or her good looks. This means, good physical attributes have big effects on how the boss or the employees decide, whether consciously or sub-consciously.
There is one negative effect though. Since people think you would be a great worker because you look handsome or pretty, there is more pressure for you to prove yourself. And if you fail to deliver, you could easily get fired.