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Becoming Suitable
       Holy Cross College
              and
   Young Professionals Network
         March 25, 2009
Language
Body
Men’s Attire
Women’s Attire
30 Second Commercial
When the eyes say one thing, and
 the tongue another, a practiced
  man relies on the language of
             the first.
...
Body Language
 Posture
  –   Stomach in
  –   Chest out
  –   Shoulders back
  –   Head up

 Handshakes
 Eye    Contact
Examples of Body Language
 Nonverbal Behavior             Interpretation
 Brisk, erect walk           Confidence
        ...
“Dress gives one the
 outward sign from which
   people can judge the
inward state of mind. One
  they can see, the other
...
Dress for Success
  Dress for the job you want, not the job

  you have
 When in doubt, err on the side of
  formality
...
Proper Business Attire for Women

    Wear conservative colors

    – Matching blazer and skirt or pants
    – Long-sleev...
Proper Business Attire for Men

    Wear conservative colors

    – Conservative suit or sports coat
    – Pressed dress ...
Create your own style…let it
be unique for yourself and yet
    identifiable for others.
You never get a second chance
  to make a first impression
“Tell me about yourself”
  At an interview

 In a cover letter
 Networking Events
 Cold Calling
 Career Fair
30 second commercial
  Introduce yourself

 Discuss your experience
 State a strength or skill
 Follow that will an ac...
Preparing your Commercial
  Practice, Practice, Practice

 Conversational and Natural
 Memorable but not outrageous
 V...
Starting you 30 second
               Commercial
    My name is

    ________________________________
    I am a student ...
Becoming Suitable
       Holy Cross College
              and
   Young Professionals Network
         March 25, 2009
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  1. 1. Becoming Suitable Holy Cross College and Young Professionals Network March 25, 2009
  2. 2. Language Body Men’s Attire Women’s Attire 30 Second Commercial
  3. 3. When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. 4. Body Language  Posture – Stomach in – Chest out – Shoulders back – Head up  Handshakes  Eye Contact
  5. 5. Examples of Body Language Nonverbal Behavior Interpretation  Brisk, erect walk Confidence   Arms crossed on Defensiveness  chest Evaluation, thinking   Hand to cheek Sincerity, openness   Open palm Lack of self-   Patting/fondling hair confidence  Tilted head Interest or flirtatious   Biting nails Insecurity, nervousne  ss
  6. 6. “Dress gives one the outward sign from which people can judge the inward state of mind. One they can see, the other they cannot.” -Queen of England
  7. 7. Dress for Success Dress for the job you want, not the job  you have  When in doubt, err on the side of formality  Mirror the client’s dress code  Invest in quality, not quantity  Buy quality accessories
  8. 8. Proper Business Attire for Women Wear conservative colors  – Matching blazer and skirt or pants – Long-sleeve button-down shirt – Hosiery – Low-heeled shoes – Minimal Make-up – Simple Jewelry – Briefcase rather than a purse
  9. 9. Proper Business Attire for Men Wear conservative colors  – Conservative suit or sports coat – Pressed dress slacks – Long-sleeved button-down shirt – Conservative tie – Matching socks – Polished dress shoes – Belt that matches shoes – Hair should be well-groomed
  10. 10. Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
  11. 11. You never get a second chance to make a first impression
  12. 12. “Tell me about yourself” At an interview   In a cover letter  Networking Events  Cold Calling  Career Fair
  13. 13. 30 second commercial Introduce yourself   Discuss your experience  State a strength or skill  Follow that will an accomplishment (or two)  Describe your employment goal  Tell how you can immediately benefit the company/organization/person
  14. 14. Preparing your Commercial Practice, Practice, Practice   Conversational and Natural  Memorable but not outrageous  Vary your closing
  15. 15. Starting you 30 second Commercial My name is  ________________________________ I am a student at Holy Cross College majoring  in________________________ My experience (describe)  I am (Strength), which I demonstrated when I  (Accomplishment) I’m looking for a position where I (goals).  I can be of immediate benefit to your company  because (How?) Or May I send you a resume?
  16. 16. Becoming Suitable Holy Cross College and Young Professionals Network March 25, 2009
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