In this Assignment you will have an opportunity to view five scenarios. After viewing all of the scenarios, choose one of them that represents your desired career field. Then, describe and analyze what you viewed according to the following directions. Each paragraph should be a minimum of 3-4 sentences.
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Describe and explain what you viewed. Answer the following questions in your response:
Was this individual professional?
What made the individual professional (consider attire, communication skills, presentation of self, etc.)? Were there aspects presented that were not professional? If so, please describe. Include any additional thoughts.
Part 2: Personal Reflection and Connection
What is the appropriate attire for an individual in your profession? Note: you may want to research this by talking to those in your profession or researching appropriate attire for your profession as this may differ from what you viewed in the scenarios. Click here for a brief overview of what is not appropriate attire in the majority of career fields. Describe what makes someone a professional in your field. Use research and/or reflect on your personal experiences and what you know about your profession (or the profession you will work in). What behavioral attributes do you practice that identify you as a professional (review the Week 1 content for ideas)? What attributes, such as attire, communication skills, and presentation of self, do you possess that make you professional? Save your Assignment in MS Word format and submit it in the Dropbox for Unit 2 Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
Part 1 – Watch and Analysis:
Unfortunately, my current or future field of staff development or human resources is not represented in the slides, but my former profession in the medical field is represented. The slide of the medical professional, she did seem to be very well put together. Her hair was kempt, her scrubs seemed ironed and free of wrinkles, and had very little makeup. She was also prepared with her stethoscope and from what I perceived, a good attitude. All of these components combined she is a polished and professional medical professional; I do not see anything that I could deem unprofessional.
Part 2 – Personal Reflection and Connection:
My current field of staff development/human resources, it’s important that I present myself the way that I expect my students and graduates to present themselves to employers. This includes speaking intelligently, refraining from using slang, profanity, and jargon; using these things can make me seem uneducated, and not knowledgeable of the topic at hand. Physical presentation is another component; ensuring my appearance is kempt, hair is tidy and clothes are not too tight or too loose and free of wrinkles. Despite having a pristine appearance and presentation, none of this will matter if I am unprepared for business meeting or interviews. Having all materials and documents in order to have a successful meeting or interview, is imperative to remain a professional in my field. Organization is key.