Archive for September, 2011
Tags: Business, Cartoon, Fun
Tags: Business, Casual, Clothing, Dress code, Employment, Interview, Job Search, Shopping
I found this lovely website on dressing to impress. It has a lot of content in it from dressing for an interview to dressing at work. If you want to go to the website directly to read ALL of the content have a look at http://urbanext.illinois.edu/dress/about.html
The way that you look and the way that you act determines what people think about you. If you smile – people think that you are pleasant, if you wear wrinkled clothing people think that you do not care. How you feel about yourself on the inside should show on the outside. Some of us know this; some of us do not. If we want the outside world to respond to us in a positive way, we must look and act positively.
There are certain skills and actions that you can use to be successful in getting what you want – especially in getting a job. “Looking Your Best for Work” provides detailed information on how to look and act your best. “Looking Your Best for Work” has information on proper clothing choices, grooming, interview tips, positive body language and presentation skills. The goal of this program is to increase your confidence and to help you present yourself.
“Looking Your Best for Work” is divided into seven sections. Timely interview tips and skills on how to present yourself positively are provided throughout.
“Looking Your Best for Work” provides detailed guidelines on appropriate attire, grooming and presentation for individuals seeking employment. The purpose of this website is to increase your self-esteem and confidence as you present yourself to potential employers.
The sections include information on the following:
- Personal and social values as they are related to appearance.
- How values play a role in clothing choices.
- The relationship between appearance and first impressions.
- How clothing and good grooming can improve confidence.
- How to plan the proper attire for an interview.
- Good grooming habits to improve appearance and self-esteem.
- Dressing for positive job performance.
- Positive actions for positive results on the job.
Table of Contents
Dress to Impress
- Feeling Good about Yourself
- My Personal Interview Worksheet
- Values and Dress
- First Impressions
Clothing Choices for Women
- Compliment Your Body Type
- Clothing for Interviews
Personal Grooming for Women
- Hygiene, Skin Care and Nail Care
- Make-up and Hair
Clothing and Grooming for Men
- Clothing for Interviews
- Clothing Do’s and Don’ts
- Grooming Do’s and Don’ts
Getting the Clothing You Need
- Making Clothing Choices
- Plan Your Shopping
Getting Ready for an Interview
- Look Good, Feel Good
- Checklist for the Interview Day
On the Job Success
- Career Dressing
- Dress Codes
- Casual Dress
- Job Success Is a Way of Life
In this section:
Introduction | Dress to Impress | Clothing Choices for Women
Personal Grooming for Women | Clothing and Grooming for Men
Getting the Clothing You Need | Getting Ready for an Interview
On The Job Success | Top 20 Professional Careers | Top 20 Non-Professional Careers | Additional Resources | Credits
Tags: Career and Job Advancement, Health, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Help, Wine tasting descriptors, Work
By Lyndsay Swinton
(Definition – mojo (mowjow) – magic charm or spell.)
1. Keep your ambition in check
The desire to work hard is strong when the incentive to impress and prove yourself is high. However, mismanaged ambition will erode your passion to work hard and burn you out.
Manage your ambition by being smart about whom you impress and how you impress them. Balance effort with payback by making sure your actions are low effort to you and high value to them.
2. Find out how to get from A to B
Fuzzy, unclear goals are a major drain on work motivation. Force your boss to delegate not abdicate work. Get clarity on how to get from A to B, and when. What exactly is the expected end result? Is this achievable? Do you need help?
Planning your route in advance will keep your work juices flowing.
3. Get experience
Who do you aspire to be like? Do you think they know how to do everything themselves?
If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does and copy him or her. Use all resources to hand – websites, books, colleagues, relations, friends, TV characters, and professionals. Save time and learn from their mistakes, not yours.
Or better still, get someone else to do it.
4. Set boundaries
If the work is taking too long, you’re either doing too much or not doing it right. And wait a minute – was it your job in the first place? Whether you take work upon yourself or have it dropped from a great height, set boundaries in your work life.
Be strict about when you arrive and when you leave work, and all the breaks your body needs in between. Be strict about time to build relationships and time to work and time for all the important stuff in your work life.
Be strict about what is and isn’t your job. We’re all one great big team at work, so make sure the ball is passed around ALL players. You can’t be player of the match every game.
5. Push your limits
Sometimes we get so busy nurturing and developing others, we forget to develop our own skills.
Treat your own development like you would treat your team’s or friend’s or partner’s. Take time to discover what you want to do with your life and plan your personal development.
Use these tips to regain your motivation at work – recharge your work mojo, beat Dr Evil and be home in time for tea!
P.S. If your motivation at work and mojo is just exhausted, check out these stress management techniques!
Citation Information: Swinton, Lyndsay. “Motivation At Work: How To Recharge Your Work Mojo.” Mftrou.com. 19 August 2004. < http://www.mftrou.com/motivation-at-work.html >.
Further Resources: Download Motivation At Work Hypnosis mp3
Tags: Apple, Apps, IPhone, iTunes, Twitter
By Jay Yarow
We have 70 different applications on our iPhone, not including the stock apps that Apple includes with the phone.Of the apps we’ve downloaded, you could take away 60 and we wouldn’t bat an eye. But if you were to take away 10 of the apps, you’d pretty much be turning our smartphone into one dumb, and sort-of pointless, phone.
Which apps do we hold near and dear? We’ve assembled them here and we’ve taken a look at how they do as a business.