The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land the Job You Want

The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land the Job You Want

The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land the Job You Want

The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land the Job You Want

Synopsis

Named Best Business Book at the 2011 International Latino Book Awards

Fair or not, assumptions about our intelligence, abilities, sophistication, performance, and pedigree are routinely made based on the image we project. In The Image of Success, sought-after career and image coach Lizandra Vega offers job seekers down-to-earth, candid guidance on the ABCs of image - Appearance, Behavior, and Communication - that often make the difference between a job offer and a rejection.

From poorly chosen outfits, to unconscious "ums" and "ahs," to the dreaded "dead fish" handshake and other faux pas, The Image of Success shares hundreds of tips on personal style, body language, etiquette, communication, and more - all designed to help candidates avoid common pitfalls and create the kind of consistent personal image that will convince employers of their inherent value to the organization.

The way we look, act, and sound can absolutely make or break anyone in the cutthroat world of interviewing. Entertaining and encouraging, yet honest, The Image of Success gives readers the edge they need to beat out the competition.

Excerpt

You've been gainfully employed for seven years, performing your duties and responsibilities to the best of your ability. The positive evaluations throughout the years confirm this and have anchored your job security… or so you think. You’ve attended every boring social and professional office function, even if just to stay within the good graces of the powers-that-be. It has never dawned on you that you would get the dreaded interoffice phone call from the boss asking, “Do you have a moment for me?” Even though you have about a zillion things to do, you answer in your most polite yet fragile voice, “Of course I do” and you scurry your way into her office while rehearsing how to remain cool, calm, and collected.

“Maybe I’m getting promoted?” you whisper to yourself while your heart is pumping at 80 beats per second. You knock lightly, and the familiar voice ushers you inside; as you enter, the gaze in the boss’s eye . . .

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