I am so glad my schedule opened up so that I could accept the invitation to speak at Job Central presented by The Ladders in the fabulous Grand Central Station in NYC.
Grand Central and the surrounding streets were filled with job seekers looking for advice, connections and of course jobs. There were plenty of recruiters there as well, hoping to find the right candidates for their organizations.
I enjoyed listening to another presenter, and author, Dr. Woody who offers career advice for today’s challenging economy and job market. He was encouraging his audience to network more and not be afraid of going up to someone you don’t know and striking up a conversation that could very possibly lead to a job, referral or more business.
I totally agree, and would add that by dressing in a flattering manner along with some great accessories, an important business connection might actually go up to you first!
My career advice presentation, titled Looking Your Best for Business Success, focused on the importance of personal image and how & why it makes such a big difference in a person’s career. I gave 6 tips that were simple to follow and easy to implement so that a person’s wardrobe will work for them and not against them.
A job seeker, entrepreneur, or a professional should allow their personal image to promote their talents, company, and profession and not distract them. If you don’t like how you look and feel in your clothes, you will be wasting your time and energy on being unhappy and insecure about your appearance instead of focusing on what you have to offer.
Each person who I saw and met with at Job Central had something to offer and was at the right place to get valuable career tips and connections.
“What a great decision I made to begin working with Scarlett on updating my wardrobe! My clothing pieces were very random, sometimes dated, and not always fitting me well. For the first appointment, Scarlett came to my home and performed a color analysis to determine what color palette would be best with my hair and skin tone. Next we went through all of my clothes, shoes, and outerwear, and decided what to keep, donate, and toss. Scarlett took many notes and some photos, so she would know what I would need to purchase on our shopping trip. The next session was spent shopping and trying on new pieces to fill in my wardrobe. The saleswoman that Scarlett works with at Nordstrom made this a pleasure for both of us. Before working with wardrobe stylist Scarlett, my appearance was somewhat boring and dull. Now my closet is filled with a colorful selection of professional, polished, well fitting, and age appropriate clothing. The value I received from her services is immeasurable because of the confidence and happiness that I have now, when I get dressed in the morning!”
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