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“Have a blessed day,” use a simple
“Thank you” or “Be well.”
president, World of Work Solutions
at Manpower, told DiversityInc.
5 DRESS APPROPRIATELY
To get the part, you have to look
the part. First impressions count.
Corporate-recruiting experts agree
you shouldn’t wear anything distracting, too flashy or too casual.
After getting a job, don’t be afraid
to ask about the dress code. It’s
always better to err on the side of
caution and be overdressed.
While tattoos and piercings
are forms of expression, not every
work environment is welcoming
to them. They can keep you from
landing that ideal job because
they are not protected by equal-employment laws. “Employers
do have the right to make hiring
decisions that take appearance into
account that don’t include race
and gender,” Melanie Holmes, vice
6 NETWORK, FIND A MENTOR
Taking the initiative to forge
relationships with seasoned professionals in and out or your profession will prove to be an excellent
resource as you launch your career.
But you need to find mentors and
convince them you are worth helping. They won’t just come to you.
“Building that network of
people who know and understand
you is important,” says Cornelius.
“This network will not only serve
as a resource but will also become
a powerful tool for networking purposes for the future.”
It’s also important to leverage
professional organizations and
community organizations, as doing
this will make you more marketable to employers.
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