Professional Image and Etiquette

Professional image and workplace etiquette still matter.

Today’s work environments are varied in how formal or informal they are but every workplace has a “dress for success” and communication code.

Professional image does not stop with dress. It is also includes how you carry yourself and engage with colleagues, clients, and business acquaintances. Professional etiquette encompasses proper handshakes, your elevator speech, the word choices and tone of your emails, and your telephone voice. Students transitioning into their first workplace will want to consider the formal and informal ways their new colleagues dress and communicate.  

Your overall dress and communication persona should portray confidence and ease simultaneously - something that is often easier said than done. The CCPD team encourages you to schedule an appointment and learn helpful tips on putting together your first professional wardrobe. 

Online Resources

What to Wear to a Job Interview (male)
What to Wear to a Job Interview (female)
Gender Neutral Options

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