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Bosses are more interested in hiring someone they fancy - or who will be good to hang out with - than the very best candidates, according to a new study.

More than half of employers rate having the right looks, background and hobbies as the most important assets for applicants at job interviews.

Sociologist Dr Lauren Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organisations, said: 'Of course employers are looking for people who have the baseline of skills to effectively do the job.
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True - I believe that many roles I have gone up for in the past i have had no problem getting the role, it has sometimes been a case that I took roles that i was unqualified for which got me in to difficulties. This I'm sure was due to the fact I can chat for Britain and have no problem relating to any social strata of life, - King to pauper its a great life :)
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