To Get An Interview For A Woman To Be A Better Resume Without A Photo – Part 1 of 3
To Get An Interview For A Woman To Be A Better Resume Without A Photo. While good-looking men judge it easier to acquire a job interview, attractive women may be at a disadvantage, a new study from Israel suggests. Resumes that included photos of handsome men were twice as likely to generate requests for an interview, the cram found. But resumes from women that included photos were up to 30 percent less likely to get a response, whether or not the women were attractive.
That good-looking women were passed over for interviews “was surprising,” said workroom leader Bradley Ruffle, an economics researcher and lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The finding contradicts a considerable body of research that shows that good-looking people are typically viewed as smarter, kinder and more excellent than those who are less attractive.
But Daniel S Hamermesh, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin, “wasn’t totally surprised,” noting that other studies, including one of his own, have found advantage a liability in the workplace. “I call this the ‘Bimbo Effect,'” said Hamermesh, considered an authority on the association between beauty and the labor market. The current study appears online on the Social Science Research Network.
In Israel, employment hunters have the option of including a headshot with their resumes, whereas that is customary in many European countries but taboo in the United States. That made Israel the paradigm testing ground for his research.