Interactive, multi-media, and tailored to the needs of your particular students, Enhance Your Chance® Professionalism Programs help your students to hone the skills universally desired by employers, college administrators, and interviewers.
Through 7 interactive skill-building workshops, Katen Consulting addresses the growing fear that exists between what students know and the skills and knowledge they need in order to appear polished, professional, and be taken seriously.
Enhance Your Chance® Professionalism Programs include:
- PERSONAL BRAND & APPEARANCE
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Students learn how everything from their attire and accessories to their personal grooming, body language, and mannerisms create positive or negative impressions. They learn how these impressions, many times, have a direct impact on the opportunities they receive.
In order to succeed in today's competitive environment it is essential that students speak well and communicate effectively. Topics include: Elements of the Voice; Non-Verbal Cues; Writing Effective Emails; Social Media Protocol; Phone Etiquette; Active vs. Passive Listening; and Accent Reduction. Please Note: Accent Reduction / Modification is a separate program.
- INTERACTIONS & BUILDING RAPPORT
Students practice techniques for presenting themselves with the kind of polish and professionalism that shows they should be taken seriously. Topics include: Navigating Common & Awkward Workplace Situations; Techniques for Building Rapport; Greetings; Introductions of Others; Small Talk; and Cross-Cultural Etiquette. Please Note: Cross-Cultural Etiquette is a separate program.
Through a formal sit-down luncheon or dinner, students practice the art of conversation while honing their dining skills. Students learn etiquette essentials: Table Top Navigation, Making Small Talk, Handling Silverware, When and What to Order, Buffet Style Dining, and Navigating Common & Awkward Dining Situations.
In today’s competitive environment, companies are looking for the best and the brightest students. Position students to meet and mingle effectively, and speak about themselves to reflect respectability and credibility. Topics include: How to Work a Room; Elevator Pitches; Business Card Protocol; Strategies for Handling Food, Drink, and Conversation; and How to Handle Awkward Interactions. Please Note: A formal Networking Simulation Event is also available with this program.
THE JOB SEARCH SERIES:
EMBARKING ON A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH
Students begin their search for employment, by learning how to capitalize on each opportunity and distinguish themselves from the other applicants. Topics include: Fine Tuning the Search; Completing Applications, Using the “Informational Interview” to Best Advantage; and How to Answer Questions and Ask Insightful Ones.
WRITING AN EFFECTIVE RÈSUMÈ
Students learn how to create an effective, tailored document that reflects who they are and reveals how they can benefit the company / organization to which they are applying.
CREATING AN IMPRESSIVE COVER LETTER
A cover letter is one of the most important documents that students will use as they embark on the job or college search. Students learn how to introduce themselves while highlighting how their qualifications will benefit and add value to the position, company or college to which they are applying.
LEARNING INVALUABLE INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES
Students practice techniques and strategies, that help them to reflect their intelligence, confidence and capability, as well as role-play answering some of the most frequently asked interview questions. Please Note: Formal Mock Interviews are also available with this program.
Additional components, available with high school programs, are Staff Training and Parent Workshops. Enhance Your Chance® workbooks are available ~ go to our SHOP tab.