Updated Dec, 13th 2012
Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice: Always leave home without it
In this project, students receive an overview of how to be professionally attractive to employers, clients and those with a say over his or her professional reputation.
What you'll have by the end of the program:
Workshop I. (online) Blind dates and job interviews: identifying the context you're in
Workshop II. (lecture) What worthwhile professionals look for in other professionals
Workshop III. (event) Actionable steps ... Let's go shopping!
"Girl, you look good!"
Workshop I. Looking "good": Who's your audience?
A. Read the two scenarios below.
B. Respond to the prompt at the end of the material by creating three lists.
Where are you and what do you hope to accomplish? Is there a difference between what you want a potential employer or client to think about you vs. what you hope a potential second date thinks? What aspect of yourself would best help you accomplish your goal in the each of the scenarios below?
Your bestfriend invites you for dinner to meet her childhood bestfriend who loves weird comic books as much as you do.
You accept the invitation. What are some things you might hope to accomplish at dinner?
You run into an old statistics T.A. at a top-notch professional networking event where he just gave a speech to top banking analysts on how to use data to build investment portfolios that guarantee at least a 100% return on investment each year. He remembers you from class and invites you to meet his firm's CFO about an executive role he thinks you might be a good fit for.
You accept the generous invitation. What do you hope to gain at this upcoming meeting?
Create three lists of five items.
List A - List the characteristics about yourself would you want both a date and a hiring manager to know about yourself?
List B - List the characteristics that are valuable to your date?
Lict C - List the characteristics that are valualbe to a potential employer, business partner or clients?
What's the secret password? You may enter.
Workshop II. There's a secret "club" of elite professionals in your office: Are you in it?
Discuss your response and ask questions at the upcoming Professional Presence workshop in Santa Monica, CA.
Does this pantsuit make my accomplishments look fat?
Workshop III. A checklist of must-haves for professionally attractive individuals:
Register and attend the Professional Presence: Elements of a Professional Wardrobe lecture via links below.
I. Fundamentals - basics
II. Fundamentals of careerwear - interview suit, techniques on an efficient fool-proof professional wardrobe, professional non-office functions
III. Q & A