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Having a beard will make you more employable and here’s the proof
Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/10/2014 11:41:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Having a beard makes you more employable (as long as you’re not a woman, probably).

One man’s quest to find out which variables would affect his ability to get a job has uncovered the surprising fact that when he was made older-looking by some facial hair, he received more replies.

Javier Sanz was trying to find work on an online marketplace called oDesk, a platform that allows jobseekers to find work they can do from home.

Javi found that prospective employers replied to 12 per cent of his applications when he was facial hair-free, but when a beard was added to his photo, his response rate jumped to 35 per cent.

He explained: ‘I look younger than my age. It won’t be the first time if I’m being asked me for my ID before buying some beers. I’m 26 years old but but my face says “I’m a teenager, don’t hire me cause I’m irresponsibely young”.

‘So, I looked for a way of giving a first responsible, image of guy who is going to get-work-done impression. Thanks we are in the Internet, and I didn’t need any surgery. Just a fake beard with Photoshop.

More information, as well as lots of tips for jobseekers can be found on Javi’s blog.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Society; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 01/10/2014 11:41:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

It worked for Obama!

buh dum cha!


2 posted on 01/10/2014 11:42:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

"We're employed."



3 posted on 01/10/2014 11:42:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MrB
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4 posted on 01/10/2014 11:43:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

More likely, he looked more Hispanic with the beard, and benefited from Affirmative Action mindset


5 posted on 01/10/2014 11:46:01 AM PST by dangus
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To: MrB

And it’s working for Tom Cruise.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 11:47:11 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: MrB

If you mean Moochelle Obama


7 posted on 01/10/2014 11:48:54 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Slings and Arrows

Having a beard could help you when applying for a job on a college campus or for the government ... it makes you look more like Karl Marx. :)


8 posted on 01/10/2014 11:52:34 AM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: Slings and Arrows

9 posted on 01/10/2014 11:53:57 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
B T T T ! ! ! ©

10 posted on 01/10/2014 11:56:24 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Boogieman

They forgot the Porn’stache.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 11:57:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve had a beard for over 50 years, if I had a dollar for every hour I didn’t waste scraping my face I could buy another nice camera!


12 posted on 01/10/2014 11:59:14 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Clean shaved = Having to draaaag a razor across your face everyday, sometimes leading to blood loss.

Beard = Having to run the clippers about once every 2-3 weeks, no blood loss involved.

Beard wins!
Nuff said :)

13 posted on 01/10/2014 12:06:16 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Yep, good for pickin up wimmin too!
14 posted on 01/10/2014 12:07:21 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looking older when you’re 26 is good. But that ends.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 12:08:28 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Boogieman

ummmm

Got a female version of this?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 12:09:46 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Slings and Arrows

Isn’t that just the same thing as the “cop stache”?


17 posted on 01/10/2014 12:13:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: AlmaKing

Hmmm I don’t think it works that way for the ladies.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 12:13:55 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Not facial hair, talking about down there...

Or do you mean any pattern is ok?


19 posted on 01/10/2014 12:15:23 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: MrB

LOL!


20 posted on 01/10/2014 12:16:38 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: AlmaKing

LOL @ “patterns”. What, like crop circles?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 12:19:54 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: KeyLargo
I have to keep my hat hidden, it smells like duck and the cats go nuts! It has been on a lot of hunts.

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22 posted on 01/10/2014 12:22:29 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Charles Martel

Landing Strip


23 posted on 01/10/2014 12:24:37 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 01/10/2014 12:26:38 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: discostu

Way back when I decided to grow a beard because I was tired of having to show my ID to buy a pack of cigarettes.

I was 28 at the time.

And two years ago I decided to go clean-shaven because that beard that made me look a bit older when I was 28 had enough gray in it to make me look MUCH older at the age of 44.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 12:31:15 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: MrB

Post of the day.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 12:33:42 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: AlmaKing

“Or do you mean any pattern is ok?”

I think, by the time you get to see that pattern, it’s probably too late to be evaluating their trustworhiness :)


27 posted on 01/10/2014 12:35:41 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; The Cajun

Hail, beard-brothers.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 12:37:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gamecock

The whole trick is knowing when to stop.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 12:38:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Veggie Todd
And it’s working for Tom Cruise.

Not to mention Barry Soetoro....
oh wait, I don't think they mean THAT kind of beard.

30 posted on 01/10/2014 12:40:21 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Boogieman
Isn’t that just the same thing as the “cop stache”?

There's overlap, true.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 12:40:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
if I had a dollar for every hour I didn’t waste scraping my face I could buy another nice camera!

I came to that realization late in life. Also, cutting my own hair. How many hours did I spend at Supercuts, listening to Jammin' 102?

I trim the beard twice a week, using electric clippers. It's definitely the way to go.

32 posted on 01/10/2014 12:43:24 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Boogieman

The horseshoe is a FuMan Chu and the chin tuft/col Sanders is a van dyke beard.

Anyway, cool, but any goatee is closer to untrustworthy.

I think the old “What Color is my Parachute” job-seekers book had a little chart of sideburns length. That was not too long after hippies had infiltrated the culture.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 12:46:46 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Beards have worked for this guy.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 12:49:21 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL! I had that issue of “Cosmo” back in the ‘70s. Lost it somewhere along the way.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 12:54:29 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: MayflowerMadam

The Internet never forgets.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 12:57:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Veggie Todd
And it’s working for Tom Cruise.

Heck even with a bad beard one can become president!

37 posted on 01/10/2014 1:13:09 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Charles Martel

Landing strips, smiley faces....


38 posted on 01/10/2014 1:14:19 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Slings and Arrows

And never forgives.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 1:16:17 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

40 posted on 01/10/2014 1:16:44 PM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

When mt daughter was about 2 years old I shaved my beard. She didn’t recognize me and started crying. That was the last time I shaved and she turned 45 last month.


41 posted on 01/10/2014 1:17:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: KeyLargo

Yeah, that Gabby....what a stud. I don’t know how Dale Evans could pick an ugly guy like Roy Rogers over Gabby Hayes. (snicker)


42 posted on 01/10/2014 2:52:23 PM PST by driftless2
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To: MrB

Thread OVER in TWO!


43 posted on 01/10/2014 2:53:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MayflowerMadam

Cosmo in the 1970’s had as many pix of bare bosoms in it as Playboy. Couldn’t understand why a womens’ magazine would show that except to remind the female reader that this is what she was supposed to look like.

The advice articles also provided valuable counterintelligence.

;^)


44 posted on 01/10/2014 2:53:56 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I used to work with a guy who was always somewhat of a skirt chaser. He really like to flirt with the young female talent where we worked. When he was clean shaven, he looked years younger than his age ( mid-forties). But he usually had a beard, and the beard had quite a bit of gray in it. I told him he’d look more appealing to the young babes he was always shining around if he’d shave his beard. He just gave me an evil mind-your-own-business look and walked away.


45 posted on 01/10/2014 2:57:47 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'd sh*tcan this beardo in a New York minute....


46 posted on 01/10/2014 3:11:46 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

That’s a toilet brush in a suit.


47 posted on 01/10/2014 3:16:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MrB
Post of the year!

(....and the year just started.....)

Leni

48 posted on 01/10/2014 3:16:37 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Slings and Arrows; SWAMPSNIPER; The Cajun
The Brotherhood of Beards!



49 posted on 01/10/2014 4:08:50 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: MrB

Good one


50 posted on 01/10/2014 4:15:01 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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