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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tips for Dressing for Success!

What you wear may just set you apart from other during an interview.
Here are some helpful tips you could use for making a great first impression in an interview.

Types of Business Attire

  1. Business Casual - A casual, but professional look usually a button down with khakis and dress shoes.
  2. Business Formal - A more formal look made to impress (for example, a suit and tie with dress shoes).


Tips for Dressing to Impress
  • Dress for the job you want to get.  Depending on the type of job you're applying for, you should dress appropriately.  For example, applying for a retail job is much more casual than applying for a job at Wall Street. If you are applying for retail, go with something more business casual and if applying for a white collar job, you should go for the business formal look.
  • Groom yourself.  First impressions are a major key to getting hired. So whether your job is retail or business, always come in looking good. Some examples of this are: a clean shave, haircut, and trimmed nails.
  • Do not wear any strong cologne or perfume.
  • Wear appropriate colors (for example: navy, grey or black).


                                                                                                             -Andy Yan Bai

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Interviewing

Interviewing could be hard unless you know how to do an interview then it would be easy for you.  Here are some sample questions and how to answer them!

 
Interview Questions:
1. What are your weaknesses?
2. Why should we hire you?
3. Why do you want to work here?
4. What are your goals?
5. Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your job?

Responses:
1. "I am always working on improving my communication skills to be a more effective presenter. I recently joined Toastmasters, which I find very helpful."
2. "With five years' experience working in the financial industry and my proven record of saving the company money, I could make a big difference in your company. I'm confident I would be a great addition to your team."
3. "I've selected key companies whose mission statements are in line with my values, where I know I could be excited about what the company does, and this company is very high on my list of desirable choices."
4. "My immediate goal is to get a job in a growth-oriented company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. I hope to eventually grow into a position of responsibility."
5. "I managed to survive two rounds of corporate downsizing, but the third round was a 20% reduction in the workforce, which included me."
If you are employed, focus on what you want in your next job: "After two years, I made the decision to look for a company that is team-focused, where I can add my experience."


-Tiffany Peterson

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dress for the Job You Want

A lot of times we look at our closets and think "What should I wear for work today?" or "Is this appropriate for this interview?" Well what we fail to realize is that what may be accepted in our eyes, is not accepted in the eyes of a professional. Here I will tell what to wear for your job or for future jobs to come.

Men's fashion:

Solid color button down shirts(black, blue brown and gray)
Solid color ties (no Bow ties)
Black, gray or blue pants are accpeted
Black or brown dress shoes
*all clothes must be ironed

Women:

Blouses and button downs shirts
Dresses and skirts minimal knee length
Black, gray or blue pants are accepted
Solid color flats or heels are accepted as well
*all clothes must be ironed

Absolutely no  jeans, sneakers or shorts are allowed to be worn, hair and nails must be work appropriate, and offensive tattoos can not be shown on display.



Both of these are prime examples of what to wear the next time you look at your closet and get a brain freeze on what to wear.

~Zephra Rosado

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Networking

      


 
1.) What is networking?
  Networking is an information exchange between you and another person. Networking involves establishing your relationship with people who can help advance in your career.

2.) How can you effectively utilize social media to network?
    There are many websites that you can visit and make great professionals on your networking list. here are some website: Linkedln and Facebook.

3.) Who are the people currently in your networking?
     Friends, family members, school faculty.



  Gabor Szecseny

Thursday, July 14, 2016

THE HUGE BENEFITS OF NETWORKING!!!!!

-What is networking?
According to Google Networking is "interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one's career." And as you should all know by now  networking is necessary for facilitating the finding of jobs. 

-How can you effectively utilize social media?
Nowadays with the advancement of technology and social media networking has become even easier. For example, Social Media is no longer just Television or radio. We now have Facebook, Instagram, twitter, and etc which everyone can use to connect with different people from all around the world which can eventually help you find jobs you need. 

-Who are the people currently in your network?
As for myself the current people in my network are Professors, old bosses, my friends and family.
                                                                  

                                                                             


                                                                                           -Andy Yan Bai