How ‘Miss Poorly Dressed’ Misses a Chance of Promotion?

How ‘Miss Poorly Dressed’ Misses a Chance of Promotion?

While an employee’s work performance may be strong, not presenting himself in a professional manner, may have serious repercussions on your career’s growth.

Many surveys show being physically attractive in the workplace has its merits, but did you know that outside appearances can actually hamper career growth?According to a new study by CareerBuilder, an employee’s dishevelled appearance and unprofessional haircut can actively influence bosses’ decisions not to promote him or her.Polling 2,175 hiring and human resource managers across industries and company sizes in the United States, the survey found 44% of bosses were less likely to promote a person who wore provocative clothing.In addition, 43% stated they would also think twice about promoting a person with wrinkled clothes or shabby appearance.The survey added that along with appearance, behaviours and attitudes also play a significant role in bosses’ decisions to give someone a more senior role.Indeed, 62% of bosses also stated having a negative or pessimistic attitude could also hurt employees’ chances of landing a promotion.

“In addition to on-the-job accomplishments, employers also take attitude, behaviour and appearance into consideration when deciding who deserves to move up in the ranks,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder.