Career Essentials

In today’s world, it takes a whole lot more than having a well crafted resume and cover letter to succeed in the career arena. Whether you’re looking for a job or currently in one, having all the necessary tools for success is crucial to making your mark in the professional world.

Some of things we think are essential:

Wardrobe

Having a well crafted professional wardrobe that’s tailored to your industry is a must. Putting together this wardrobe will take some time, but make it fun by making it fit with your personality.

Career Essentials Photo

source:http://theheropiece.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/look-part-getting-interview-dress-code.html

Professional Email

It’s time to put your “caligurl92” or “footbawler” email to bed. To be taken seriously in the professional arena, opt for a simple “firstname.lastname” username and if you must a number or two is okay. You can easily set up a free email account with Gmail or Yahoo!.

Business Cards

In a variety of networking settings, whether it be a job fair or an professional organization, you want to make sure you’re not only getting your name out there, but solidifying that they will remember you. At the conclusion of a conversation, how easy is it to suggest, “Can I give you my card?” or “Can I have your card?”. It makes further communication with this connection so much easier. We like MOO because it has a variety of creative and professional business card templates for you to choose from.

http://us.moo.com/design-templates/business-cards/

Stationery

Handwritten notes are NOT a thing of the past. They are the preeminent way to thank an employer, professional connection or colleague. Make sure you have tasteful looking stationery for any occasion.

http://www.finestationery.com/

Planner

Stay organized with a quality planner. Use your phone’s calendar, or invest in a paper one to bring to important meetings and events. Whether you opt for a bright and colorful Lilly Pulitzer or Emily Ley or a stark and sophisticated leather bound one is up to you!

http://www.galleryleather.com/planners/leather-professional-planner
http://www.emilyley.com/
http://www.lillypulitzer.com/section/agendas/429.uts

 

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