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The Best Way To Land That Job Is To Rock A Little Cleavage

The Best Way To Land That Job Is To Rock A Little Cleavage

I’m a big fan of lines such as “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” and “Use what you have to get what you want.” And as that I’m walking around with a pair of triple D’s strapped to my chest, I generally apply these philosophies to my boobs. I mean, if I’m going to be saddled with the back pain of a 90-year-old man, I might as well get something out of those boulders, right? Well, a new study shows that, on top of the endless free drinks they supply, the twins may help me land a job.

In a study set to be presented this week at The University of the West of England Bristol’s Appearance Matters Conference in London, it was found that female job applicants were significantly more successful – 19 times more, to be exact – in getting an interview if they wore a low-cut top in a photo that accompanied their application. According to People.

In the study, two women with similar looks and nearly-matching resumes applied for the same roles over three years. The positions were a mix of sales and back-office accounting jobs. Both women applied for 100 roles in the revealing outfit and 100 roles in a shirt with a higher neckline.

The applications with the more provocative photo helped for both women in both fields – they received 62 more interview offers out of 200 applications for the sales jobs, and 68 more out of 200 for the back-office accounting jobs.

“Our results showed interesting trends as low-cut dresses significantly influenced the choice of the recruiters, even for accounting positions,” Dr. Sevag Kertechian [of Paris-Sorbonne University, who conducted the study] told Phys.org. “Regardless of the job, whether customer-facing saleswoman or office-based accountant, the candidate with the low cut clothing received more positive answers.”

Well, duh, Dr. Kertechain. I’m pretty sure if all of the decision-makers had been straight dudes, that rate rocketed to around 90%. How exactly do you think I got this six-figure a year job? There is no shame in my game, friends.

[via People]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, documenting her love of all things cheese related, and hosting the new PGP podcast Don't Take It From Us. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at JennaLCrowley@gmail.com.

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