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The Professional Woman's Guide to Getting Promoted by Andrew H. Hug, Lauren M. Hug

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Be professional

Qualifications, qualities, and skills are not the only things you need to become more promotable. You also need to look and act like a rising leader in your organization. Fair or not, how you present yourself may be even more important in landing a promotion than your ability to do the job. That means your clothes, accessories, make-up, hair, behavior, speech, posture, and even the way your walk around the office or sit at your desk all play a role in convincing decision-makers you are ready for a promotion.

Dress for success

Unlike many of the other challenges you have to tackle to become more promotable, spending a little extra time on your appearance or changing your wardrobe is a fairly simple thing to do. Altering your grooming ...

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