Want a job? Sure, if you're not 'aesthetically challenged'

Summary:It's serious, and not a place for you just to 'ogle beautiful members', says the CEO.

It's serious, and not a place for you just to 'ogle beautiful members', says the CEO.

BeautifulPeople.com is a controversial online dating website restricted to only the attractive ones among us. The website has now expanded its horizons and spilled into the workplace, attempting to entice employers who want some eye candy in the office.

The firm has launched a recruitment section purely for "good-looking staff." Hosting a database of over 750,000 handsome individuals, recruiters can take their pick if they are looking for more than is simply written on a resume.

Employers can both scan and take their pick of staff who have been voted as "beautiful" by other site members through the free service. In turn, recruiters will have a dedicated business profile which is available to attractive members that are looking for work -- and they can apply directly if they are pretty enough to view the postings.

Greg Hodge, managing director of the website said in a statement that "an honest employer will tell you that it pays to hire good-looking staff. Attractive people tend to make a better first impression on clients, win more business and earn more."

Some employers have already demonstrated interest in the project. One signup is Dominic Pietrangelo, CEO of Los Angeles-based estate agents Urban Homes Group.

"Securing prospective realtors through BeautifulPeople makes sense; it's no secret that attractive agents have an advantage and more often than not are better received by clients -- in a highly competitive market every advantage counts," he said.

However, using the website comes with a warning. "This isn't an invitation for the aesthetically challenged to come and ogle our beautiful members," the website owner noted.

Read More: Mashable

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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