The Dayton Metro Library and Clothes That Work present a series of free workshops designed to help job seekers create and maintain a professional image for success. Each Workplace Image Institute workshop takes place at the Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Road in Dayton, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
“These classes emphasize the fact that a person’s professional image is more than just how they dress,” said Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch Manager. “How well they communicate, work in a team, and even what they do online can impact their success in getting, or keeping, a job.”
Participants can attend any or all of these sessions. Register online at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 937.463,2665 for more information.
APPEARANCE, ATTITUDE AND CONFIDENCE
Tuesday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Opportunity Space
You only get one chance to make a first impression! Learn how to select the right clothes for the right job, follow a professional dress code, and craft an image that will help you succeed in the workplace.
BEHAVIORS BEYOND THE HANDBOOK
Thursday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Opportunity Space
Certain behaviors help you advance at work, while others can keep you from getting raises and new opportunities. Learn how to function as part of a team, how to avoid conflict at work, and how to gain respect from coworkers and managers.
COMMUNICATION: YOUR POWER TOOL
Tuesday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Community Room
Sending the wrong message can damage your credibility. Learn how to craft and send the right message in the workplace, understand nonverbal communication, and get advice on sounding professional.
BANK ON IT: MONEY MATTERS!
Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Community Room
Knowing how to properly manage your finances can have a positive impact on your overall professional image. Learn how to manage a budget, maintain good credit, and understand a bank statement. (This workshop is presented by PNC.)
SOCIAL MEDIA: YOUR FRENEMY?
Tuesday, October 2, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Opportunity Space
Your online presence can impact your professional image both negatively and positively. Avoid online mistakes and learn how to use social media for your job search and to enhance your professional image.
NETWORKING: PUTTING YOURSELF IN A WINNING POSITION
Thursday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Opportunity Space
Some of the most exciting job opportunities can only be found by meeting and talking to other people. Learn where to find networking opportunities, how to maintain a meaningful conversation, and practice effective networking techniques.