A lot of opportunities in life come down to, showing up, and looking the part. Resident Career Services Center work study student Jenna Curcio, recently created two posters (located in the hallway just next to the Career Services bulletin board) to help students dress for the positions they hope to achieve and the people they want to become.
Remember the old adage “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? Does it seem obsolete? It isn’t. Your clothing makes an immediate statement about who you are, and how you carry yourself, without you ever having to speak a word. You have to be conscious of that power, and master it. Make it work for you, not against you. Take it from Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder’s human resources chief, “If you like to dress up, dress up. Take pride in looking your best, and don’t worry about what your peers think of you,” she says. “At the end of the day, they’re not the ones handing out promotions.”
Fashionista Extraordinaire Jenna Curcio
One poster is designed to educate about professional men’s attire, and the other focuses in on the professional woman. Jenna obtained many of these images, and her initial inspiration from the successful blog Divine Caroline. This site contains a plethora of information not only regarding fashion, but entertainment, college life, and finance as well.
These boards offer up golden information. Now take it, and run with it.