A single mother of one in Pennsylvania needs to earn $36k annually to afford the basic essentials of housing, childcare, food and transportation. In Chester County, this standard jumps to $52k.
“Make sure your attire is sending the right message. Shift your thought pattern on dressing from a fashionista-type of approach to one tied to competency, communication, respect and appropriate boundary-setting.”
Mistakes job seekers make most often:
• answering cell phone or texting: 77%
Professional presence and image are cornerstones to career advancement and financial success. Studies show that 55% of other people’s perception of you is based on visual appearance, 38% on tone of voice, and 7% based on the words used. While sounding intelligent presents a powerful image, appearance, nonverbal communication, proper etiquette and social graces are also key factors.
WHILE A RESIDENT of the Mary Walker House at the Coatesville VA Medical Center (CVAMC), I encountered Wings for Success in Frazer, PA, for the first time in early 2010. I visited with other residents of the transitional program for women veterans who are experiencing difficult life situations and without a home.