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Poll singles out TV stars with ‘hirable faces’

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Aug 16, 2018 - 13:30
  • Updated : Aug 16, 2018 - 13:30

A new survey has revealed that Park Bo-gum and Park Bo-young have the most “hirable faces.”

The survey, conducted by job search engine Job Korea, asked 993 office workers which celebrities had the most hirable faces, 27 percent of whom suggested Park Bo-gum for his likeable and gentle image.

Park was followed by singer and actor Lee Seung-gi as well as Yoo Yeon-seok, who appeared in a recent TV series “Mr. Sunshine.” Singer Seungri from the group Big Bang also fared well, accounting for 13.3 percent of the vote.

Park Bo-young (left) and Park Bo-gum. (Yonhap)
Park Bo-young was branded the most hirable face among female celebrities, according to the survey, with many respondents citing her “smiley face” and “polite image.”

Actress Kim Tae-ri came second while Park Shin-hye also fared well.

Respondents chose Kim for her “professional” and “trustworthy” image, while Park came across as “earnest” and as a calming influence during times of discord.

Seungri (left) and Hani. (Yonhap)
From the perspective of their broader images, outgoing singer Hani from EXID ranked high, as she is seen as the life of the party for her bubbly personality, while singer Soyou was also seen as an ideal job candidate for her confidence and strong work ethic.

Nearly 7 in 10 respondents believed some faces are more hirable than others.

When asked about what affects candidates during a job interview, many people said good impressions mattered the most, while others said “bright and confident facial expressions” and “clean-cut looks.”

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)