“Look based” hiring is becoming a more popular trend in Asia. Many companies are overt in stating the criteria they seek. One example can be seen in the police force in China in some districts. In Chengdu, police officers must meet the following requirements including, attractive female with all five facial features in order. The “looks based hiring” also occurs on some of the airlines in Asia. For example, on Korean Airlines, stewardesses are hired with special preference given to facial attractiveness. While “look based” hiring is not illegal in the United States, it is not as explicit as in other countries. Studies have found that the most attractive individuals make 5% more in pay than average looking individuals, and make 9% more than the least good looking here in the United States. While most people are not a fan of lookism, it is becoming a persuasive part of the real world we live in.
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