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Professionalism: What's that?

A new professional's guide to the world of work!
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Andrew Crain

on 11 July 2013

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Professionalism: What's That?
A new professional's guide to the world of work...
Why is professionalism important?
What do you think of when you hear the word "professional"?
Intro
Credibility
"Your water heater is broken and needs replacement. The total cost will be around $500."
Overcoming Challenges & Conflicts
90% of
Communication is
Non-Verbal!
Eye Contact
Posture
Tone/Speech Rate
Gestures
Appearance
Confidence
"Professionalism" = COMMUNICATION SKILLS!
Focus
Achieve Your Goals
Succeed!
Displaying Professionalism
Key Words:
Respect
Competence
Maturity
Responsibility
*Do you apply these principles to your career?
It's all about
CONTEXT!
Professionalism is...
...situational.

...a style of behavior.

...an ATTITUDE!
Professional Dress
*Dressing professionally is all about fitting into the CULTURE around you!
Business Dress
Men:
Women:
Well-groomed
Dark-colored suit with jacket
Conservative
Tie
Conservative
Hairstyle & Makeup
Limited jewelry & piercings (one pair of earrings)
No visible tatoos/piercings
Tailored suit jacket
Men:
Women:
Close-toed dress shoes
Skin-tone hosiery (may want to carry an extra pair!)
Skirt or
pants suit
(appropriate length)
Wear a watch!
Tailored pants (not too long/short)
Matching shoes
(NO WHITE SOCKS!)
Other Considerations:
"Business Casual"
Men:
Women:
Collared Shirts
Dress pants or Khakis
More casual loafers or shoes
No tie (or less conservative tie)
NO JEANS!
Check out resources online...
Men:
There are many helpful YouTube videos, like this series from GQ!
Consider the Source:
Collared shirt

Khakis, skirts, or suit


Dressy shoes (sandals ok but no flip-flops!)

NO Jeans!

No "club" attire!

Conservative hair, makeup, nails, and jewelry
(no shorter than knees)
Casual
But...
NOT trendy!
NOT sexy!
Go for a "classic" look!
Guess that Dress!
Categories:
Business Dress

Business Casual

Casual

Non-Work Attire
COMMUNICATION: - n, the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
Tips and Guidelines for
Professional Communication
Be On Time!
Punctuality...
Keep Your Word...
Do what you SAY you will do!
Be Present!
Practice mindfulness

Strive for work/life balance
Be Clear and Concise
Learn the jargon of your industry. It will enhance your professionalism and make you a better communicator!
Be Observant
How does the other person communicate?

What motivates their perspective?
*Strive to understand the other person's communication style, including HOW they communicate, and WHY they are motivated to say and do the things that they do.
It can be greatly helpful to mirror the other person's communication style back to them!
Practice
Active Listening
Maintain Eye Contact

Focus Your Body Language

Take Notes

Observe the Speaker's Communication Style

Repeat Main Ideas in Your Own Words
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGrb8QTpR4
Voicemails
*Tip: It's a good idea to begin by stating your name, business, and phone number before leaving your message. Stating your phone number in the beginning makes it easier and prevents you from possibly getting cut off!
Keep It Professional!
Email
How would you say it face-to-face?
Avoid...
Mass Forwards

Slang or Abbreviations

Spelling/Grammatical Errors

The "Resume" Signature
Sincerely,

Kathy Smith
BS in Psychology 2012
The University of Georgia
(555) 123-4567
Campus Tour Guide, UGA Visitor Center (Present)
President, Delta Iota Social Sorority (2010 - Present)
Social Chair, Delta Iota Social Sorority (2009 - 2010)
Recruitment Committee, UGA Panhellenic Association (2010)
Summer Orientation Leader, (2010 - Present)
Member, UGA Psychology Students Association (2010 - Present)
Member, UGA Dance Team (2008 - 2010)
Participant, UGA Relay for Life (2009 - 2010)
Member, Brooks Hall Council (2009)
Freshman Research Intern, UGA Psychology Department (2009)

"Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." :) :) :)
Sincerely,

Kathy Smith
BS in Psychology 2012
The University of Georgia
(555) 123-4567
linkedin.com/in/ksmith
Do...
Be concise.

Anticipate questions.

Proofread!
*Always consider: Is email REALLY the best method of communication?
Develop Communication Strategies!
There are a lot of existing methods to help you handle particular challenges!
Examples:
Two Positives, One Negative: When offering criticism, it may be helpful to begin by pointing out positive or good behaviors.

"Jessica, I really like the theme of your article and the overall message of your content. Do you think you can take another look at the grammar? I noticed some errors, especially on the last page."
Utilize Summaries: Help all parties end the exchange with clear understanding by summarizing main points. Or better yet, get them to summarize what has been said so that you can be sure you have communicated clearly!
"Ok, so basically our plan is to....."
Questions?
Andrew Crain
Career Consultant, Terry College of Business
UGA Career Center: 706.542.3375
acrain@uga.edu
Appropriate Signature:
Salutation
Full Name
Formal Title
Company Name
Follow Up Info
Accountability:
Who is ultimately responsible for your success?
That's right, it's....
YOU!
Understand (and Respect) Boundaries
Know Your Role

Be Conscious of Others
Political Views
Gossip
Religious Views
Dirty Jokes
Not following the "chain of command"
Racism/Sexism
Relationships
Personal Issues
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