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June 12, 2021

Your face could launch your career

Ugly people need not apply.

The online dating site www.beautifulpeople.com recently launched an employment listing service exclusively for its members.

And, according to its website, "an attractive face is always a good first impression for business".

First impressions are important. But looks aren't everything. Personality and skill must enter the equation at some point.

And apparently they do. The BeautifulPeople.com web page states that its members offer "a wealth of skills, qualifications and expertise" but with the added bonus that they're great looking too.

And how about the job interview. Are you going to be good looking enough to get hired? Are employers even allowed to hire based on your looks?

Hiring practices can be challenged, such as the case with the Royal Bank of Canada outsourcing work to temporary foreign workers replacing some of its current Canadian staff.

Even some large clothing store chains have come under fire for their hiring practices of seeking out attractive, young staff that they feel have the look to sell their products.

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As for online dating, my cousin met his future wife on a dating site and my sister has also met some interesting male friends online.

As for beauty...I still believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Employers could be missing out on some real talent and may not be able to fill positions if they just limit their search for beautiful people.

But you never know. The dating website has over 750,000 members worldwide. There could be a lot of brains along with that beauty out there.

Your face could launch your next career.

By Donna Donaldson, MSN Money

What do you think about employers seeking attractive employees for their companies?



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A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a financial services consulting firm. Gordon was a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail for many years, has taught retirement planning...