Do attractive people earn a leg up in hiring?

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A study by economists in Buenos Aires found that when a photo accompanies a job application (as is common in Argentina), attractive applicants of both genders get called in for interviews more often.

The researchers sent 2,500 fictional applicants with similar résumés yet different photos. Of the attractive candidates, 10.3% were called, compared with 7.6% of the “unattractive” ones.

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