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Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:13 pm

Thoughts?

There's a girl at my T2 who got an offer really early on from a great firm without LR or great grades. People suspect she got the offer because she's good looking. Could this actually be the case?

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:14 pm

I guess I'll make the obligatory "pics or it didn't happen" post

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:16 pm

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby MayomiSanchez » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:24 pm

Obviously looks, personality, charisma and every other factor that makes a person desirable to be around count at least for something.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:24 pm

Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Yes

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby luthersloan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:30 pm

Yeah, sure it helps. But it is pretty low on the list of factors. Also, there is really nothing (or very little short of going under the knife) to do to change how you look, so probably best to worry about those things one has control over.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby kaiser » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:33 pm

luthersloan wrote:Yeah, sure it helps. But it is pretty low on the list of factors. Also, there is really nothing (or very little short of going under the knife) to do to change how you look, so probably best to worry about those things one has control over.


Did you not read the S'ing D post? There are def things people have control over!!

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby 5ky » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:34 pm

Of course. It's no secret that, on average, attractive people are more successful over the course of their lives.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:35 pm

No way. Even people who aren't "good-looking" can clean up and look professional. Hygiene, clean cut and clothes that fit are all that matter. I'm no quarterback and I still got an offer.

Sincerely,

Nerdy, 5-11, slightly chubby jewish kid.
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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby mrloblaw » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:36 pm

I don't know; if you're too attractive as a male, I'm pretty sure that just makes you future competition for bagging the SA class of 2020.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby npe » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:00 pm

c3pO4 wrote:No way. Even people who aren't "good-looking" can clean up and look professional. Hygiene, clean cut and clothes that fit are all that matter. I'm no quarterback and I still got an offer.

Sincerely,

Nerdy, 5-11, slightly chubby jewish kid.

ITT people misunderstand what "help" means, and use counterexamples like they disprove a single factor out of what are undisputedly many.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:07 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Yes


I certainly hope so. 8)

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Pato_09 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:26 pm

Usually: Good Looking People = Confident = Personable = Good Interview Skills = Helps Getting Offers

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby MarkRenton » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:32 pm

npe wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:No way. Even people who aren't "good-looking" can clean up and look professional. Hygiene, clean cut and clothes that fit are all that matter. I'm no quarterback and I still got an offer.

Sincerely,

Nerdy, 5-11, slightly chubby jewish kid.

ITT people misunderstand what "help" means, and use counterexamples like they disprove a single factor out of what are undisputedly many.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:38 pm

MarkRenton wrote:
npe wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:No way. Even people who aren't "good-looking" can clean up and look professional. Hygiene, clean cut and clothes that fit are all that matter. I'm no quarterback and I still got an offer.

Sincerely,

Nerdy, 5-11, slightly chubby jewish kid.

ITT people misunderstand what "help" means, and use counterexamples like they disprove a single factor out of what are undisputedly many.


The question was, could she have gotten the offer "because" of her good looks. My answer is no, there must be other reasons. I support it by both a general appeal (perhaps falsely placed) in professionalism of interviewers and in my own, personal, experience. However, if poking holes in people's logic on an online message board is what gets you off, by all means have at it! Also--the quote as +1, like the +1, is obnoxious.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Sup Kid » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:21 am

mrloblaw wrote:I don't know; if you're too attractive as a male, I'm pretty sure that just makes you future competition for bagging the SA class of 2020.

This thread should end with this quote, that's all I'm saying. Easily a top post of the year.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:27 am

Best thing ever: being a super attractive (and "straight-acting") gay guy. Straight guys don't consider you competition and straight women/girls LOVE YOU.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:30 am

I think it helps you get the job, but, it doesn't help you get the interview. So, i'm not actually sure how people like this (good looking with bad grades/bad resume) get the interview in the first place. But, i do know a few kids at law school who got better positions than they should, and I'm assuming its because they are pretty/handsome.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:38 am

It is probably a very good "soft."

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Kimberly » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:41 am

Between 2 people with equal qualifications, the better looking one has an advantage. But, as previously stated, anyone can clean up. Nice clothes, a new hair cut, groomed facial hair, and clean/white teeth go a long way in at least lending the appearance of confidence and self worth. Having confidence in yourself (even if it is just a false appearance of such) is a major boost in others having confidence in you. She didn't get the job BECAUSE she was good looking but it certainly didn't make the decision to hire her and more difficult! I think people are also more willing to give a good looker the benefit of the doubt.

By the way- Nice for you guys to soothe your sore ego (even if you are just joking) by suggesting that she might be offering physical pleasures, but it is very unlikely. She is more likely just qualified AND good looking- making her the full package.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:38 am

As a girl, depends who you are interviewing with

If interviewing with a male, of course it helps.

If interviewing with a female, they don't want to be jealous of you, so you have to have to impress them in other ways (come through as super nice and willing to work your tail off)

Thats why moderate makeup, hair pulled back, conservative jewelry, glasses if you have them, etc goes a long way.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby kwais » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:44 am

c3pO4 wrote:
MarkRenton wrote:
npe wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:No way. Even people who aren't "good-looking" can clean up and look professional. Hygiene, clean cut and clothes that fit are all that matter. I'm no quarterback and I still got an offer.

Sincerely,

Nerdy, 5-11, slightly chubby jewish kid.

ITT people misunderstand what "help" means, and use counterexamples like they disprove a single factor out of what are undisputedly many.


The question was, could she have gotten the offer "because" of her good looks. My answer is no, there must be other reasons. I support it by both a general appeal (perhaps falsely placed) in professionalism of interviewers and in my own, personal, experience. However, if poking holes in people's logic on an online message board is what gets you off, by all means have at it! Also--the quote as +1, like the +1, is obnoxious.


someone is mad

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:50 am

5ky wrote:Of course. It's no secret that, on average, attractive people are more successful over the course of their lives.

This is very much causation vs. correlation.

I had a $100 in my bank account like 3 years ago.

I've multiplied that by quite a ton since then, and have more time to focus on myself and spend on food.

By eating healthier, dressing better and having much more time to hit the gym or run, while looks are opinionated, I'm def. much better looking than I was.

I think it's a cycle, but that success begets attractiveness just as much as attractiveness begets success.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:53 am

People who are good looking are also more likely to be confident in social situations so will interview better.

I'm a 0L, but I met a stunning TTT, maybe the hottest law student I've seen from my small sample size on a bus. She didn't have an offer yet despite being very charming and friendly.

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Re: Does being good-looking help you get offers?

Postby msuz » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:08 pm

If all other things are equal:
Do you hire the top 10% gpa Yale grad or the top 10% gpa Georgetown grad?
Yale.

If all other things are equal:
Do you hire the top 25% Gtown blonde bombshell or the top 25% gtown with a corn tooth and cross-eyes?
blonde.

If all other things are equal:
Do you hire the top 10% Yale grad with a corn tooth and cross-eyes or the top 10% blonde bombshell Georgetown grad?
Depends on whos hiring. But looks do matter.




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