At work．as in life.attractive women get a lot of good lucks．Studies have shown that they are more likely to be __1__ than their plain-Jane colleagues because people tend to Droject __2__ traits __3__ them，such as a sensitive heart and a cool head，they may also be at an __4__in job interviews．But research suggests otherwise.
Brad Hanks at Georgia State University looked at what happens when job hunters include Dhotos with their resume，as is the__5__in much of Europe and Asia．The pair sent made—up applications to over 2,500 real-life __ 6 __ ．For each job，they sent two very similar resume，one with a photo．one without．Subjects had previously been graded for their attractiveness.
For men．the results were__7__expected．Hunks were more likely to be called for an interview if they included a photo．Ugly men were better off not including one．However，for women this was __8__．Attractive females were less likely to be offered an interview if they included a mugshot．When applying directly to a company(rather than through an agency)an attractive woman would need to send out 11 CVs on average__9 __ getting an interview；an__10__ qualified plain one just seven．
At first．Mr．Hanks considered __11__ he calls the“dumb—blonde hypothesis”--that people__12__beautiful women to be stupid．__13__，the photos had also been rated on how__14__ people thought each subject looked；there was no__15___between perceived intellect and beauty．
So the cause of the discrimination must l6 elsewhere．Human resources departments tend to be__17__mostly by women．Indeed，in the Israeli study，93％of those tasked with selecting whom to invite for an interview were female．The researchers’unavoidable—and unDalatable—conclusion is that old．fashioned __18__led the women to discriminate__19__ pretty candidates．
So should attractive women simply attach photos that make them look dowdy?No．Better．says Mr．Ruffle，to discourage the practice of including a photo altogether.Companies might even consider the__20__model used in the Belgian public sector，where CVs do not even include the candidate’S name．