- A good-looking man will make some $250,000 more than his least-attractive counterpart, according to economist Daniel Hamermesh.
- Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers told Newsweek that qualified but unattractive candidates are likely to have a harder time landing a job.
- Sixty-one percent of managers (the majority of them men) said it would be an advantage for a woman to wear clothing showing off her figure at work.
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However, while the looks department plays a big role in the study, how you present yourself at work is an important thing to consider as well. Self-presentation deals with how you package yourself—from the way you dress and behave to the personality that you project to other people. Eliot Aronson, a social psychologist from Stanford University, says that presenting yourself also plays a part in achieving success.
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