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14 November 2011

Facial flaws could cost you a job

Birthmarks, scars and other facial blemishes may make it harder for people to land a job, new research suggests.

Birthmarks, scars and other facial blemishes may make it harder for people to land a job, new research suggests.

One experiment involved about 170 undergraduate students who conducted mock interviews via a computer while their eye activity was tracked. The more the interviewers' attention was distracted by facial blemishes, the less they remembered about the job candidate and the lower they rated them.

 
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