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Aspects of Physical Appearance That Will Keep You From Getting Promoted

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You may come in early, leave late and never miss a deadline, so why aren’t you getting that promotion for which you have worked so hard? Blame it on the tattoo. Physical appearance can actually hurt your career advancement prospects, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey of 2,175 hiring and human resource managers across industries and company sizes. A surprising 27 percent of employers said a visible tattoo could nix a promotion — no matter how much it was warranted. And it’s not just a tattoo that can put the kibosh on your ability to climb the corporate ladder. When asked which aspects of a worker’s physical appearance would make them less likely to promote that person, employers said:

  1. Provocative attire: 44 percent
  2. Wrinkled clothing or a shabby appearance: 43 percent
  3. Piercings outside of traditional ear piercings: 32 percent
  4. Attire that is too casual for the workplace: 27 percent
  5. Visible tattoos: 27 percent
  6. An unprofessional or ostentatious haircut: 25 percent
  7. Unprofessional or ostentatious facial hair: 24 percent
  8. Bad breath: 23 percent
  9. Heavy perfume or cologne: 21 percent
  10. Too much makeup: 15 percent

This article was written by chris@canyonmedia.net