Presentation on theme: "Professional Savvy March 3, 2008 SJSU Nancy Markowitz Sharon Weight Mary Berkey What do these folks know that I don’t know?"— Presentation transcript:
Professional Savvy March 3, 2008 SJSU Nancy Markowitz Sharon Weight Mary Berkey What do these folks know that I don’t know?
NUTS AND BOLTS for Interns, Substitutes, Temporary & Probationary Employees Preventing Career Limiting Moves
Goal for Today Provide Professional Insights into Preventing Career Limiting Moves Related to: Communication Oral Written Appearance Attitude
Appearance Are you smiling? Remember mom’s rule: Always take a turn in front of a mirror before going out in public. You are now in the public eye… and they are looking!
Appearance THEY are watching! You don’t have a reputation yet! People do make decisions on first appearance! Some things are private! “Some people” aren’t as open-minded as your college friends…and you don’t know who “they” are yet! You want to be the topic of dinner table conversation for the right reasons.
Communication Most things you place into writing become public record. If you are “Exhibit A?” What’s it going to say?
Attitude You can’t fix “their’s”…you can only control yours. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herm AlbrightA positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Your attitude, not your aptitude, Will determine your altitude….Zig Ziglar
…oops To: Annie Administrator From: Trudie Teacher Subject: This is a real … name changed to protect the innocent _______________________________________________________ i was wonderin if ud help me w something- i forgot to (teacher’s name) n ask her for the template- i was wondering if ud do that for me- in add to that i would also need you to make 25 copies for wednesdays class- let me know if you can !