Anonymous User wrote:how does being good looking affect one's bidding strategy, and does it differ by gender?
Not sure it really effects bidding strategy, but I think this just feeds into interviewing ability. Objectively attractive people tend to project more confidence and make conversation more easily, and as a result, they are better interviewers. You won't squeeze past firms with hard cut offs if your grades suck, but you'll lock up more of your screeners and callbacks into offers than others. So you should bid with the same attention to detail, practice area preference, FFB, honors list, geography, ect., as everyone else, and you'll have more success with those bids as a result.
The impact is probably stronger for women than men on average, but again, its about confidence (without being obnoxious, obviously). Needless to say, attractive/outgoing/sophisticated people who bid smart can have nearly 100% cb->offer (I've seen this happen to others)