Friday, August 5, 2011

Dressing the Part

We all know the saying that you should “Dress the Part.” And a recent careerbuilder.com article by Mary Lorenz explores just this in relation to getting the promotion you desire. A recent survey of nearly 2,878 employers revealed that 37 percent of employers would be less likely to extend a promotion to an employee with body piercings. In the article, Lorenz lists other attributes that are most likely to cause an employer not to offer a promotion to an employee. They include:

Bad breath – 34%
Visible tattoo – 31%
Often has wrinkled clothes – 31%
Messy hair – 29%
Dresses too casually – 28%
Too much perfume or cologne – 26%
Too much makeup – 22%
Messy office or cubicle – 19%
Chewed fingernails – 10%
Too suntanned – 4%

So it seems appearance does play some role in career advancement. Let us know your opinion on this and if you have found this to be true.

Click here to read the article.

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