Making calls: reasons, etiquette and effectiveness Reasons
Your job search will involve telephone calls for various purposes, as precursors and follow-ups to written (including e-mail) correspondence. Purposes may include:
• Confirming names, spelling, title, address and other information for prospective contacts prior to writing a letter.
When to dress business casual
Some career fairs and job fairs — attire should be specified in the promotional materials for each fair. Note that some fairs suggest or require interview attire. Do your research in advance.
Does it really matter what you wear during an interview? In most cases, it really does. Read below to find out what experts suggest you wear and not wear during an interview.
It takes less than 10 seconds to create a lasting first impression. Here’s how to wow them with style at your next networking event.
By: Donna Smith
Right or wrong, shallow or not, we instinctively judge by appearances. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages (Wadsworth, 1971), claims appearance has a greater effect on people you meet for the first time than any other factor. He says 55 percent of an initial impression is based on how you look and only 7 percent on what you say.
by Scott Reeves, Forbes
Paris Hilton may be everyone’s favorite airhead, but you don’t want to dress like her at theoffice. And face it, guys: That muscle T-shirt doesn’t flatter your teddy-bear tummy.
But in the age of “Dress Down Friday” and Internet Frump, what’s appropriate to wear to work? At many companies, there are no carved-in-stone rules, so when in doubt, go traditional.
By Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources for CareerBuilder.com
Battle No. 1: Employees misinterpret the dress code or they don’t abide by it.
Battle No. 2: Companies have a code in place but don’t enforce it.
Business casual is crisp, neat, and should look appropriate even for a chance meeting with a CEO. It should not look like cocktail, party, or picnic attire.
Professional Development Week and other College of Business events enable you to practice dressing for a business-climate. In a conservative business climate where most of you will go to work, appearance does matter. If you are in doubt about how to dress for a business-related event, it is best to err on the side of conservatism.