Good looks can kill a woman’s chances of snaring jobs considered masculine, according to a study by the University of Colorado Denver Business School, US.
Attractive women faced discrimination when they applied for jobs where appearance was not seen as important.
These positions included job titles like manager of research and development, director of finance, mechanical engineer and construction supervisor.
They were also overlooked for categories like director of security, hardware salesperson, prison guard and tow-truck driver.
“In these professions, being attractive was highly detrimental to women,” researcher Stefanie Johnson said in a statement, adding that attractive women tended to be sorted into positions like receptionist or secretary.
While the researchers found good-looking women were ruled out for certain jobs, they found that attractive men did not face similar discrimination and were always at an advantage.