Handsome Dudes Are Less Likely to Be Offered Employment, New Study Says

Looks aren't everything.

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Ugly dudes of the Internet, unite—there’s finally a reason to celebrate your unattractiveness.

According to a group of UK-based researchers, handsome men are more likely to be denied employment than average-looking dudes. Why? The research suggests it’s because male colleagues don’t want to hire guys that are better-looking than they are. 

In the study, 870 volunteers were given resumes with identical qualifications but with different photos attached. The men in the photos ranged in attractiveness. 

While good-looking men were perceived as more competent, and were more likely to be picked for jobs that require team projects, they were rejected from positions in sales and investment banking.

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