The job market is exceptionally hard for good looking people if you take Russian-born Irina Kova‘s claims seriously. Kova, a 33-year-old law-school graduate says she was forced to start her own her own retail company selling vintage clothes online after struggling to find a job because of her good looks.
According to Irina being attractive has been a massive hindrance to her career ambitions. Kova lives in London and says her job search yielded no offers as women simply don’t trust her or find her intimidating, and men don’t take her seriously. I don’t know about you but I find it a tad hard to take her allegations seriously.
Kova, who used to work in business development for important clients, believes her good looks ruined her career and made it harder to find another serious job, despite having a law-degree and an impressive CV. Let’s take a look at these unnaturally “good looks” she feels are hurting her prospects:
Irina told British tabloid The Sun that her attractiveness affects her negatively both during the hiring process and after she gets a job. To improve her chances of actually landing a job, the 33-year-old’s agent advised her to dye her hair darker to make herself too professional. But even if she gets past the interviews, her male bosses never seem to take her seriously.
“Even during the hiring process, being beautiful gets in the way. I have a law degree and a great CV but my recruitment agent still told me to dye my blonde hair dark for interviews, Irina Kova complained. “She said, ‘You’ll never get a job looking like that’. She was right, too. After I coloured my hair I got offered more work. I even started wearing clear glasses – although my sight is perfect – to look more professional.”
Kova also claims one of her former bosses instructed her to stop trying to use her looks to stand out, and be more humble, but Irina says standing out is just something that happens because of her natural features.
“I rarely wear much make-up either – with my features I don’t need to. When you have big lips and eyes you attract a lot of attention anyway,” she said. “I think this man wanted to have a corporate environment where everyone is the same and has a mortgage and three kids. He was basically implying I was too glamorous to fit in, so I ended up leaving.”
Do you guys see the distracting beauty that she claims is keeping her down? Kova went on to make more outlandish claims such as some married men don’t want their wives visiting them at work and “seeing a hot, single girl sitting right next to them”. No disrespect Kova but we’ve seen some beautiful Russian women and we are not entirely convinced you’d make the list.
What do you guys think?
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The struggle is real 😔.. I wonder how easily some people like @volochkova_art do side splits, and I’m not getting any closer. So frustrating. Any life hacks? 🕺🏿 • Я не понимаю как некоторые люди (как Волочкова) так легко садятся на поперечный шпагат? Я застряла на определенном уровне, и дальше не двигаюсь 🙄. Кто-нибудь знает какие-то хитрости, чтоб побыстрее на него сесть? 🕺🏿