Many recent college graduates are having a hard time finding a job. Of course a main contributor to this problem is that there are not as many jobs to be had thanks to a bad job economy. However, if you are an attractive female it could be something on your resume that is keeping you from succeeding.
A study by Bradley Ruffle at Ben-Gurion University and Ze’ev Shtudiner at Ariel University Center found that if an attractive woman included her photograph on her resume she was less likely to land the job than an unattractive woman who did the same thing or a woman who did not include any photos at all. Overall, including a photo in your job application reduces your chances of scoring an interview with the company by up to 30 percent. Read the rest of this entry »