Results of many studies support this notion. A Yale University study found that better looking workers earn around $230,000 more than those considered to be less attractive. Meanwhile, a survey made by Newsweek on 202 corporate hiring managers showed that 57% of those who participated were more partial to better looking candidates with the same qualifications as the other candidates.
The same survey showed that hiring managers put a higher premium on appearance than other factors, like the school where a person graduated from. Many other sources, including economists and management experts, concur that appearance play a large role in enhancing one’s chances of advancing in the workplace.