Questões de Inglês - Reading/Writing
Questão 98 1368572PUC-RS Inverno 2012
INSTRUCTION: Answer question in relation to text.
Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful
At work, as in life, attractive women get a lot of
the breaks. Studies have shown that they are more
likely to be promoted than their plain-Jane colleagues.
Because people tend to project positive traits onto
 them, such as sensitivity and poise, they may also
be at an advantage in job interviews. But research
by two Israelis suggests otherwise.
These researchers looked at what happens
when job hunters include photos with their curricula
 vitae (CV), as is the norm in much of Europe and
Asia. They sent fictional applications to over 2,500
real-life vacancies. For each job they sent two very
similar résumés, one with a photo, one without. For
men, the results were as 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 reversed. Attractive
females were less likely to be offered an interview if
they included their photo.
 At first they considered that people assume
beautiful women to be stupid. However, the photos
had also been rated on how intelligent people
thought each subject looked; there was no correlation
between perceived intellect and physical beauty. So
 the cause of the discrimination must lie elsewhere.
Human Resource (HR) departments tend to be staffed
mostly by women. Indeed, 93% of those tasked with
selecting whom to invite for an interview were female.
The researchers unavoidable – and unpalatable
 – conclusion is that old-fashioned jealousy led the
women to discriminate against pretty candidates.
(Source: The Economist – Mar 31st 2012, adapted)
INSTRUCTION: Answer question in relation to the researchers results referred in text.
Attractive women who want to be hired immediately should
1. fight against discrimination and jealousy.
2. analyze the cause of the inequality.
3. avoid to send pictures with their résumés, if possible.
4. criticize the way HR staff interview women.
5. attach to their CV photos that make them look graceless.
The only correct attitudes are
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