Last year Money Magazine ran a feature article called Help! I Want a Career Makeover.
Some of it had a few career tips here and there, but much of the piece was doing a real makeover -- changing hair, make-up, what a person wore, etc. to make them more appealing at their job.
I've covered this topic several times in the past. Some highlights:
- Make More Money by Being Attractive
- Is Your Image at Work Killing Your Career?
- Using Your Looks for Career Success
- How to Make Up for Being Ugly
As I said in those posts, you don't have to be the next Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston to get ahead. But you do need to take care of the basics that make people more attractive: proper hygiene, dress nicely, groom yourself properly, no crazy hair-dos, piercings, and tattoos, etc.
It's stuff that should come fairly naturally but unfortunately doesn't for many people.
So consider this a public service reminder to check what you do to maximize your attractiveness. Your career (and your wallet) will thank you.