If you see someone wearing navy blue or black business casual clothes, with their hair parted to the right, driving an SUV, that person is probably in charge at work.  According to CareerBuilder’s new “Emulating the Big Cheese” survey, 63-percent of people with senior management jobs dress in business casual attire, while just 18-percent wear jeans or shorts.  But denim is more popular than business suits, which just 14-percent wear.  When it comes to clothing color, 36-percent wear navy blue, 26-percent dress in black and eight-percent each wear brown or grey.  However, there’s a gender preference to color.  Just over 40-percent of male executives wear navy blue, which is twice as many as women bosses.  Meanwhile, 51-percent of the female supervisors dress in black, while that’s the color of choice for only 18-percent of the male bosses.  When it comes to hair, 31-percent part to the right and 27-percent part to the left.  Just nine-percent have a center part.  Seven-percent either shave their head or are bald.

More than a quarter of the top executives drive an SUV.  However, 22-percent get around in a mid-sized sedan and 15-percent are behind the wheel of a luxury sedan.  Just nine-percent navigate the traffic in a pickup truck, but only eight-percent are cruising around town in a sports car or convertible.


Andrew Michalscheck/Kathy Taylor/Patrick Trevellyan/sw/abm/kt

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Metro Networks Inc.

11-17-2011 01:14:28

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