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College to Career

Under-the-radar and time-honored strategies that place students ahead of the competition and into careers!

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Today’s job search is like driving on a single-lane road at rush hour — everyone’s heading to a single destination. A dazzling resume may open the interviewer’s door, but appearance and conduct can determine whether a qualified candidate lands on the company payroll or back home scouring the employment pages. The seminars below arm students with critical “soft skills” that boost confidence and increase comfort, giving a candidate a competitive edge!

The Interview Meal: Keep Your Prospects from Going Up in Flames!

  • Smart preparation    
  • Appropriate attire
  • When to be seated and start eating
  • The table setting
  • Handling silverware
  • Toasting savvy
  • Alcohol: to drink or not to drink
  • Napkin handling
  • How to eat soup and butter/eat a roll
  • Passing foods
  • Dining pitfalls- olive pits, bones, unwise food selections, etc.
  • And more…

Interview Secrets: Hone Your Competitive Edge

  • How to override nervousness and project confidence
  • Questions to expect; developing thoughtful responses
  • Developing questions to ask
  • Attire; what is appropriate for the organization
  • The waiting room–how to make use of it
  • The professional introduction
  • Body-language while interviewing
  • Preventing and handling trip-ups
  • Follow up to stand out
  • Making the most of a job fair
  • Conversing with ease
  • And more…

Conversation Secrets: Ease Your Anxiety, Stand Out from the Pack!

 Verbal skills and body language that make you stand out as an employee 

  • How to make small talk easy for you and your connections
  • Conversation conundrums such as dealing with compulsive talker  or one-upper
  • How to initiate and end a conversation
  • How to pace yourself
  • The power of our name
  •  Body language: how to use this largely underused power tool to make you memorable
  • How to use your smartphone to your advantage–and how it can turn on you
  • How to handle common dilemmas, such as a rambling companion
  • Greeting clients and colleagues
  • Meeting manners
  • Behaviors of a stand-out colleague

       And more…

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  •  How to enter a room
  • How to introduce yourself others
  • What to do if you find yourself alone
  •  Breaking into and addressing a group
  •  How to present and accept a business card

And more..







These are available as college seminars or to any individual organization wishing to educate job seekers. For additional details please contact Janet Parnes at 508-376-1110 or email her at