HOW TO MAKE A NOTABLE IMPRESSION
Make a Notable Impression – Professional Dress
You don’t have to wear a black or gray suit to appear professional. And, yes, color is appropriate. During this workshop, we will discuss the various types and styles of professional dress for men and women. We will discuss the various levels of professional dress, coordination, the impression that dress choices make and how to incorporate your personal style into your professional dress. We will also cover savings tips for professional clothing.
If desired, we can incorporate a professional dress consultation or a visit to Pro-tique as an addition to this workshop. A consultation or visit will add an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour to the session.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW
Interviewing Skills and Follow-up
From your initial response to the interview invitation to the follow-up, you must remain professional and responsive. During this workshop, we will discuss how to prepare for an interview, including what information to research, what questions and answers to prepare, etc. We will discuss interviewing skills such as the proper way to answer common and unexpected questions and what’s expected from you, as an interviewee. Interactive, mock interviews are incorporated into the session to help you implement what you’ve learned during the session.
HOW TO WRITE A RESUME
Your resume is your first impression to employers so it should be well-written, professional, comprehensive, descriptive yet succinct. During this session, we will discuss the various sections of a resume and how to sell yourself professionally. We will also review sample resumes and develop/review your resume.
Additional resume writing and review services are available.
HOW TO NEGOTIATE SALARY
Money, money, money – one of the toughest topics to discuss in many facets of life, especially the workplace. During this session, we will discuss the most effective approaches to negotiate salary, including the appropriate increase percentage to request. We will walk-through various scenarios during interactive role play.
HOW TO SHARE CONCERNS & FEEDBACK WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR
You may have a brilliant idea or legitimate concern but how you present it to your supervisor matters most. During this workshop, we will discuss effective ways to share your ideas, feedback and concerns with your supervisor. We will incorporate interactive, scenario-based learning during the session.
HOW TO BE YOUR SELF IN THE WORKPLACE
Confidence is key and you are unique for a reason. During this session, we will discuss how you can be yourself in the workplace from your appearance, creativity, speech and more. We will discuss how to highlight your talents and stand out.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
While the “hard,” technical skills may get you the job, your emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills may keep you there. These “soft” skills are becoming more and more important in the workplace. During this session, we will define emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; how to fine tune both; and how to effectively display those in the workplace. We will incorporate scenario-based role play in the session to assist in implementing the tips shared.
HOW TO ADAPT TO CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE
Nothing is certain but change so we must be prepared and adapt. During this session, we will discuss the expected/common changes in the workplace and some that are less common yet possible. We’ll discuss proper reactions and responses and how to shift priorities. Sometimes our reaction and adaption to change helps us to stand out from others who may not respond as well.
HOW TO DE-ESCALATE A WORKPLACE CONFLICT
Workplace conflicts are sometimes hard to avoid. The key is to address the issue and de-escalate the conflict. During this session, we will discuss various workplace conflicts, some common and others less common. We will also discuss proper ways to respond and handle conflicts while remaining professional. We will cover when it’s appropriate to involve your supervisor or the human resources department/office for conflicts that cannot be resolved independently. We will incorporate scenario-based conflicts and de-escalation techniques.
Notable Impressions offers in-person and remote sessions on how to navigate the professional world through personable and customized educational workshops and series, scenario-based learning modules and on-site implementation. Services are offered as one-time sessions, and continuous engagement and series depending on the topic.