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Dress for Success With Free Business Attire This July

This article appeared in a May 2017 issue of the student newsletter.

Did you know that more than 90% of all communication is nonverbal? That means more than 90% of any job interview is nonverbal! A candidate's success is far more dependent on how they convey their message versus what they actually say.

Perhaps the most influential nonverbal communication is the sense of sight. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." One's physical appearance sends a message about how seriously they are taking the job interview (or job). It also conveys their level of success and self-worth.

Fit 2 Hire

To help you thrive in a highly competitive hiring and work environment, Dallas Community Colleges presents Fit 2 Hire. The shopping boutique provides new or gently used professional attire to college students (like you!). 

Fit 2 Hire also offers workshop sessions to help you enhance or create your resume, improve interviewing skills and develop a positive workplace image.

Saturday, July 22
Bill J. Priest Institute, Hoblitzelle Auditorium
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Agenda for July 22

  • 9 – 9:30 a.m. Fit 2 Hire Event Check In
  • 9 – 10 a.m. Boutique Open for Shopping
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. Session I
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Session II
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m. Session III
  • 12 – 1 p.m. Boutique Open for Shopping

Workshops on July 22

Each of the below workshops will be offered during Sessions I, II and III. 

Job search workshops

Need a Job? Create a Plan. (Room 202B)

Frustrated by the job search process? Learn strategies for an effective job search plan. Use the right tools, connect with the right people and get the right job!

Resume workshops

This is Why I'm HOT (Room 2700C)

Learn how to write a winning resume. Show a potential employer that you have the skills, knowledge, experience and education needed to do the job.

Interview workshops

Practice to Perfection—Mock Interviews (Room 1220)

Come role-play in an interview setting. After all, practice makes perfect!

How to Interview Like a Boss (Room 1215)

Tired of job interview after job interview and not “connecting” with the hiring manager (or even getting a call back)? This session will give you step-by-step approaches on how to prepare for future interviews, skillfully navigate those meetings and successfully interview "Like a Boss.”

Splunk—Understanding the Interviewing Process (Room 202A)

Getting a job is about selling yourself via your resume, CV and ultimately the job interview. Speaker Jason Earnest has interviewed over 50 people this year for internships and full-time employment at Splunk. Come find out what he looks for during an interview and learn what to say (and what not to say) in an interview.

Fashion workshops

Dress for Success  (women go to Room 2200, men go to Room 2580)

From job interviews to the workplace, learn how to enhance your appearance and dress for success!

Classic Man (Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, next to Room 2200)

Don't wear it wrong, wear it right! Learn how to dress for the job you want. This workshop will discuss differences between "office casual" and "business professional." Learn industry-specific expectations as well as basic professional dress tips.

Career-Focused workshops

You’ve Got the Job … Now What? (Room 2700A)

Any idea what you should do after you land a new job? This presentation will highlight what HR professionals have seen of many new hires that are unprepared at New Employee Orientations for onboarding. The workshop will cover topics everything from employee benefits (co-payment, co-insurance, FSA, etc.) to appropriate dress and work ethic/behavior. 

Ready to dress for success? 

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