Personal Expression vs. Promotion
Passed up for a promotion, or didn’t get a job?
CareerBuilder.com posted an article listing reasons why people dont receive promotions and most of the issues have to do with how they express their individuality, while other issues can be chalked up to a certain degree of ignorance–or laziness. What of the following sounds a little too familiar?
- Piercings 37 percent
- Bad breath 34 percent
- A visible tattoo 31 percent
- Messy hair 29 percent
- Dressing too casually 28 percent
- Too much perfume or cologne 26 percent
- Too much makeup 22 percent
- Messy office or cubicle 19 percent
- Chewed fingernails 10 percent
- Too suntanned 4 percent
The bottom line is that employees must present a professional image, which is important to the majority of employers. Looking put-together sends a message of competence and, well, professionalism especially if youre in a job that requires you to represent the company to clients or the public, the article states.
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