Job Search Series – Nailing the Interview – Part 3 – What Women Should Wear

What Women Should Wear

“Good clothes open all doors.” ~ Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) 

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress;
dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
~ Coco Chanel (1883-1971) 

Thomas Fuller and the great Coco Chanel were right. There's no question of the importance of clothes to one’s image, no matter your age or the circumstances. It's no different in the workplace, where your brand will help you to gain respect, admiration and career advancement. There are few more important occasions when the way you dress will help determine your future than the job interview. Consequently, an investment of thought, time and a little money will be essential to your success.

Job Search Series – How to Work a Room (Full of Strangers)- Part 1

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

Attributing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as from other sources such as the 2011 study conducted by Right Management, which is part of Manpower Group (Forbes, June, 7, 2011), career and employment professionals have generally concluded that the percentage of jobs that are attained through networking range anywhere between 40%-80%. The truth is probably closer to 40%, but that is still a huge number and indicates that at least half of one’s time and energies should be devoted to networking. 

Your Internet Presence – Part 1: The Fishbowl

 

The Fishbowl called the Internet

Establishing a presence on the Internet is akin to having your life displayed in a fishbowl.  While maintaining a positive presence can be a very good thing, if not handled properly it can be a very bad thing.  It all depends on how you craft your Internet image – or brand – whether your presence goes swimmingly well or it sinks you!  

The following are among the current media that project you onto the Internet:

Prom Planning & Protocol – Part 3: Guys’ Guide

Planning For a Night to Remember with Class and Style

The BOYS’ Guide 

For a guy on the brink of adulthood, prom can be an excellent showcase for your adult behavior.  It’s a time to demonstrate your sophistication, savvy and character, and an opportunity to impress your parents, teachers, classmates and especially that special person in your life with your social skills. 

The Age of Chivalry, Etiquette & Valentine’s Day

Etiquette in the Western world is popularly believed to have its roots in The Age of Chivalry during the European Middle Ages (circa 1100 -1500 A.D.). Throughout this age, kings, queens and knights in shining armor created a code of behavior and ethics that has lasted in some form to modern times.

During this era, the modern concept of St. Valentine’s Day emerged. Although the day harbors a shadowy past stretching back many centuries--its roots buried deep in both paganism and Christianity--there is no doubt about the romance and chivalry that materialized around 1400 A.D., including the heart-shape as a symbol of romantic love and Chaucer's Parlement of Foules, connecting St. Valentine’s Day to romance.