23 Aug '15, 11am

Hiring based on physical attractiveness. Good-looking people get more opportunities?

Applying for jobs in South Korea has never been harder for both locals and foreigners. Instead of focusing on the job applicant's achievements, skills or qualifications, companies have been emphasising irrelevant qualifications such as one's physical features. Such a culture has led to a booming plastic surgery industry in the country with earnings over S$650 million. ADVERTISEMENTS OF PLASTIC SURGERY ARE WIDELY FOUND IN SOUTH KOREA PHOTO CREDIT: JEAN CHUNG What's going on? Unlike Singapore, job application forms in South Korea have a compulsory profile photo section. This section of the resume in particular causes plenty of stress for Koreans as their photos determine their chances of being hired. According to a survey done by Equality Law on human resources directors, the research team found out that in South Korea, 84.2 per cent of respondents admitted that their hiring...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2015/7/Hiring-ba...

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