Women in the Workforce
How does a woman's appearance influence her impression?
Appearance & Influence
A person's weight, clothing, and facial beauty can determine their advancement. A heavier set women may be less likely to receive a job compared to a fit woman. This, however, is not quite true for men. Women's weight appear to be a more significant factor compared to that of men. In addition, a woman and man's clothing and overall appearance can impact impressions on co-workers and bosses. Employers look for someone who appears better prepared and professional. Consequently, a man or woman who looks more "put together" and clean will be chosen over someone who looks more disheveled.
Contrary to wide beliefs, makeup also appears to be a leading factor in women's advancement in the workforce. A face that appears symmetrical and clear according to brain is more likely to be efficient and competent (Madell).
Makeup Makes It
On the other hand, women who wear too much makeup and are too pretty are seen as a threat or incompetent. The key to makeup benefiting women is moderation. If a woman is interviewed wearing too much makeup, an interviewer is more likely to believe the woman is not intelligent enough or too focused on looks. From this, a woman can be seen as "too pretty" which has become associated with incompetence.
The overall effect makeup has in women's advancement in the workforce is positive except when used too much. Although women are not coerced to apply makeup, applying makeup can increase chances of advancing in their career (Louis).