'You're too pretty to work here'
Good-looking women are twice as likely to be refused a job interview as unattractive ones, a study has found.
Female staff in HR departments who are jealous of potential rivals could be the reason why, researchers suggested.
The study said the low callback rate for attractive women was "likely due to the high number of women in human resources staffing positions".
After the experiment, they contacted the person at the company who screened the applications, and found that in 96 per cent of cases they were women. They were typically single and an average age of 29 – "qualities more likely to be associated with a jealous response when confronted with a young, attractive competitor in the workplace", the team said.