This infographic looks at superficial promotion factors and the appearance-based reasons why you might not have been upgraded in your job. Created by Business Insider based on survey results from CareerBuilder, the chart '9 Appearance Mistakes That are Holding You Back at Work' discusses the things that dissuade employers from promoting their employees.
44% of surveyed human resource managers said they were less likely to promote someone who wore provocative clothing in the office. When it comes to clothing-based promotion factors, 43% were dissuaded by wrinkled clothes and 27% by casual attire in the workplace. Even though the taboo about tattoos seems to be diminishing, many still said visible tattoos influence their decisions. Nontraditional piercings, unprofessional hairstyles, constant bad breath, wearing too much fragrance and too much makeup were other superficial (and probably sexist) factors.