Rest easy, everyone. Our professional nightmare is over. If you’re good looking and searching for employment, hiring managers and HR people now have a way to find you. At long last.
Apparently, there’s a dating website called BeautifulPeople.com
, and it’s launched a recruitment tool
for employers who want to hire only good-looking people.
When you visit the site, you’re greeted with what looks like a stock image of a presumably beautiful person and the message, “An attractive face is always a great first impression for any business.”
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It continues, “With unemployment at record levels in North America …”
OK, BeautifulPeople, let me stop you right there. Perhaps you’ve been watching too much cable-TV propaganda, because the record-high unemployment level in the United States happened in November 1982. So, surely this isn’t about altruism and finding suitable jobs for the downtrodden hotties out there.
So, what did the brains behind this venture have to say about it? From Mashable
“‘An honest employer will tell you that it pays to hire good-looking staff,’ said Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, in a statement. ‘Attractive people tend to make a better first impression on clients, win more business and earn more.’
“However, Hodge said the service should not just be for people looking for pictures of beautiful people and should be taken seriously: ‘This isn't an invitation for crackpots to come and ogle our beautiful members.’”
Dream on, Mr. Hodge.
It does make us wonder: What kind of employer—outside the fashion and cosmetics industries—is searching exclusively for those who deem themselves so physically glorious that they join a website specifically for attractive people?
That’s a question I’m afraid I can’t answer.
Hodge hasn’t said what other qualifications are required, nor just which employers will use the site, but stay tuned—it will probably be a list of places you wouldn’t want to work for, anyway.