Comments to article «10 Psychological Tricks for Job Interviews That Can Make Recruiters Fight for You»

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Show some cleavage in your picture on your resume? Are you kidding me??? First off, resumes with pictures either get the picture covered/removed or are totally ignored (ever hear of the whole age, race, gender, disability discrimination law?) It is also very sexist to say women need to wear tights, keep their legs closed, and show off their goods in order to get a job. Did you write this for the 1960s or today?
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I agree completely about the picture comment as this is completely sexist and unacceptable and would ask for this article to be removed immediately. If not I will make a formal complaint.
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Please do. I came across this website looking at an article for back pain and so far, I ended up clicking on three more articles, all of which have sexist undertones, ranging from what a woman's hair should look like to be sexy (only long, apparently), what body shape she should have (apparently, only curvy with a huge badonkadonk' and even down to what hair products and colors make you deemed to be "sexy". The whole thing was shallow and came off as really sexist, and everything was based solely on the appearance which was even more pathetic.
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Agree that some portions of this article come off as extremely sexist and old-fashioned. Having to show cleavage in the workplace just to be taken seriously is wrong and only is pointing young girls in the wrong direction because on the contrary, having to show the goods to get a job makes you look like a less serious candidate. Also having to wear tights?????? It's over 100 degrees where I live and when I had my first job interview last year, I was able to get a job doing the opposite of a lot of the things listed in the article. I didn't have to show my boobs, or wear tights or sit a specific way. I got by on friendliness, attitude and enthusiasm alone, even w/ no job experience.

Also that bull in the article that a woman showing cleavage is more likely to get picked over a male candidate- please save it. A truly good and unbiased employer picks you on what you have to offer rather than your boobs.

Side note- Also in psychology, you learn that a lot of employers may be unconsciously biased in the latter anyways, to more likely pick a male candidate (regardless of your boobs, believe it or not) even if both have the same skills, experience and education because men are typically deemed as "stronger leaders". It's one of the reasons why women may often face more sex-based discrimination when looking for a job and also why we TRY to have laws in place to prevent this.
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Very useful advice, thanks
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