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Professional Image

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ISBN-10: 0538725915

ISBN-13: 9780538725910

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ann Cooper

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How we dress says a lot about who we are, how we are feeling and how far we want our careers to go. In this sixth title from the Professional Development Series, Professional Image presents the concepts behind dressing for success. Beginning with traditional standards for office attire, the book covers the new dress codes including business casual and dress down days. With clear and concise explanations of what is acceptable in today's workplace, this handy reference will provide practical tips and guidelines to help you make the most of your professional appearance.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

Preface
Pre-Assessment Activity
Professional Image
The Concept of a Professional Image
Attributes of a Professional Image
The Importance and Significance of a Professional Image
The Effects of a Professional Image on Self-Confidence
Development of a Professional Image
Professional Appearance
Individual Body Attributes
Grooming
Hairstyles
Nail Presentation
Use of Makeup
Exercise and Health Habits
Nutrition
Health Care Assistance
Professional Dress
Professional Dress Defined
The Significance of Professional Dress
Criteria for Clothing Selection
Professional Dress for Women
Accessories for Women
Professional Dress for Men
Accessories for Men
Casual Business Dress
Special-Occasion Business Attire
Wardrobe Management
Individual Style
Wardrobe Assessment and Planning
Making Clothing Purchases
Ensuring a Proper Fit
Wardrobe Budgeting
Wardrobe Care
Manners and Etiquette for the Professional
The Importance of Manners and Etiquette
Customer Service
Making Introductions
Maintaining Conversations
Eating and Dining Rules
Gift-Giving Guidelines
Importance of Punctuality
Foreign Visitors and Protocol
Resources for Manners and Etiquette
Personal Behavior
The Professional as a Role Model
Assuming Responsibility
Respecting Diversity
Handling Conflict and Change
Maintaining Appropriate Relationships with Coworkers
Ethical Business Practices
Maintaining Confidentiality
Communicating Professionally
Speaking Correctly
Written Communications
Expressing Appreciation
Effective Listening
Communicating Internally
Communicating Externally
Communicating in Difficult Situations
Professional Image Development
Mentors and Role Models
Publications
Training and Networking
Assessment
Taking Criticism
Case Studies
Endnotes
Online Resources
Post-Assessment Activity