Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Kappa Alpha Theta Senior Education Fall 2010
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Kappa Alpha Theta Senior Education Fall 2010


Published on

Published in: Education, Career, Business

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. S E N I O R E D U C A T I O N S E P T E M B E R 1 4 , 2 0 1 0 The Balanced Woman
  • 2. Branding Yourself!
  • 3. Opening Exercise Write down as many brands of butter as you can think of!
  • 4. Opening Exercise  Now- write down as many brands of paint as you can!
  • 5. Why Does This Matter?  Studies have shown that our brains lose the ability to remember cues, names, and interesting pieces of information after 3-7 items have been listed
  • 6. -Professional World? -Graduate Programs? -Law School? -Education? -(marriage….) -Disney World? Know Where You’re Going?
  • 7. What Is Branding?  Personal branding is the process whereby people (and their careers) are marked as “brands.”  Brands are ways to package and present yourself with your best foot forward  It’s about playing up your strengths:  Clothing, Appearance, Knowledge, Skill Set, Language, Personality
  • 8. Why It’s Important  Displays your strengths  Presents you as an asset  Makes an incredible impression  Marks you as memorable
  • 9. To Develop Your Professional Brand  Start practicing professional language  Build interviewing clothes into your wardrobe  Apply!  Wide net; Fishing pole  Describe yourself in 4 words  Not just personality; Think about what you want employers to know about you
  • 10. Examples   mages/BadResume.JPG
  • 11. Streamlining  When applying for jobs, discuss what’s relevant!  Number 1 rule of resume/cover letter/application writing is FOCUS  If it doesn’t apply- forget it!
  • 12. What You Don’t Want  In interviews, networking events…  On applications, cover letters, resumes….  In meetings with professors or mentors
  • 13.  Employers to be overwhelmed by the amount of information presented  Employers to be confused by what you are seeking  Employers to be unsure of who you are  Employers to not remember your name and something special about you What You Don’t Want
  • 14. What You Can Do  Practice interview questions with peers  Attend as many networking events and career fairs as possible  Spend a day “in the field” with someone  Make as many presentations as possible  Seek advice  Start looking for and applying for jobs NOW
  • 15. Resources  Dr. Andrea Dixon; Director, The Keller Center for Professional Sales 
  • 16. Reading Materials To Make You Sound Smarter  Stephen Covey’s
  • 17.  Dale Carnegie’s Reading Materials To Make You Sound Smarter
  • 18.  Nancy Barry’s Reading Materials To Make You Sound Smarter