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3 Impressions DO count when evaluating someone, particularly for a professional position. As an interview candidate, you have your foot in the door, but so do all the other candidates that are being interviewed. Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Interview Attire 4
Professional dress is not just about clothes, but overall professional appearance. You will want your possible future employer to be impressed with your look, however, not to upstage the interview. Is this proper attire to wear for a job interview for an office position? Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Mens Clothing 5
Wear a well-tailored suit in traditional colors, such as navy blue or black. Wear a button up shirt with a simple neck tie. Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Womens Clothing 6 Wear a welltailored
suit in traditional colors. Blouses should be cotton, silk or a nice looking artificial fiber in a conservative color that goes appropriately with the suit. Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Have a positive Can Do Attitude 7
What does that mean? If you were an owner of a company and you were interviewing people for job openings, what kind of
employees would you want to hire? What words describe a Can Do attitude? Why is it important? Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Professional Dress 8 Dress for Success (click on link) Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved.
Goal Setting 9 Goals are what we try to consciously reach everyday. Some goals are small; some goals are big. There are short terms goals and long terms goals. Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Steps in Setting and Achieving Goals 10
Make a list of what you want out of life. Include short and long term goals. Be honest and keep them in proper perspective. What is important to you? What are your priorities?
What are your values? Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. Be Successful! 11 Remember to always look your best on job interviews Set your goals and achieve them! Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved.
Copyright Texas Education Agency, Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2011. All rights reserved 2012. All rights reserved. Questions? 13 Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. References and Resources 14 Textbook: Parnell Frances Baynor. (2001). Skills for personal and family living.Tinley Park: The Goodheart-Willcox Publishing Company. Sasse Connie. (2004). Families today. New York: McGraw Hill Glencoe.
Websites: AchieveTexas AchieveTexas which is an education initiative designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. It allows students to achieve excellence by preparing them for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship. http://www.achievetexas.org/ Bureau of Labor Statistics Exploring career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/k12/ CTE: Learning that works for America In cooperation with the National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF), NASDCTEc provides leadership and support for the National Career Clusters Framework to deliver high-quality CTE programs through improved curriculum design and instruction. http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters/ WorkSmart-Getting Job Ready with Your Appearance
Take time to look your best! Your appearance will make a lasting impression. Even if you are only going to pick up forms or drop off an application, dress in clothing that is suitable for the type of job you are seeking. http://www.worksmart.ca.gov/ready_appearance.html Copyright Texas Education Agency, 2012. All rights reserved. References and Resources 15 YouTube: Dress for Success Getting ready for an interview http://youtu.be/AbrdG638JjM Dressing the Part: The New Professional's Guide Podcast for young adults transitioning from college to the workforce. Tips on interviewing and professional dress for young men and women are offered.
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