f7 wrote:OperaSoprano wrote:I said in part, because I wondered about it. It was mentioned to me after an interview. However, I should be on track to get where I need to go. I suspect it's a "sum of the parts" issue for a lot of people, involving their resumes as well. I know my pre-LS background disqualified me from some jobs, but that was something I knew to expect, and obviously related to my own career and academic choices. I only take issue with blatant stereotyping where it exists, because people don't get to choose their physicality, generally speaking. If a position does not involve appearance/physicality (IE: not a modeling/acting job), it shouldn't matter, end of story.
I don't think it matters much; I think people use it as an excuse.
I think I agree with this. I'm sure that interviewers judge women on their looks (good or bad) when they first walk into an interview. However, I think if you have all of the other qualifications (good resume and good grades) and the things coming out of your pretty mouth are intelligent then you will be fine.