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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au CLASSIFIEDS 8944 9999 Saturday, February 25, 2012. NT NEWS. 29 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 2 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Dress for success Modelling is not just for the ridiculously good-looking, writes LAURENAHWAN Monique Brook and Dane Larsen have learnt how important presentation can be in the hunt for work Many qualified job seekers havemissed out on jobs because of poor grooming skills STRUGGLING job hunters can boost their chances by undertaking modelling courses. Tanya Powell, who runs modelling agencies in Melbourne and Adelaide, says 90 per cent of her students enrol to increase their job prospects through improving their self-confidence and appearance, rather than trying to kick-start a modelling career. She says most students find work within five weeks of completing a personal development course. Its not just secretarial people (that enrol in the courses), Ms Powell says. Weve had a qualified dentist and a couple of men who went on to work for BHP. Theyre well educated but unfortunately they dont understand the art of dress and the art of (personal) grooming. We teach them important job interview procedures. This is telling them what they need to do from the time they get up in the morning and decide what they should wear and what make-up they need, to all the etiquette they should have during the interview. Ms Powell believes many qualified job seekers have missed out on jobs because of poor grooming skills, including poorly applied make-up, clothes smelling of food or cigarettes, or neglected fingernails. Before undertaking the course, people come to me and say they dont know what theyre doing wrong, theyve got the qualifications but theyre not getting the job. Deanne Nissen Iebbiano teaches grooming at 78 schools throughout Victoria and says appearances are just as important as qualifications when it comes to job interviews. (Employers) make assumptions about you within the first 15 seconds of a job interview, she says. Having good personal hygiene, pulling your hair back off your face, putting on a bit of lip gloss and a bit of blush gives a good impression straight away. Unfortunately, some jobs are based on beauty and theres a lot of young girls and guys that, no matter how intelligent, dont have the selfconfidence to get the jobs. Second-year law and commerce student Monique Brook, 18, is part-way through a modelling course and hopes it will pay dividends when she starts looking for a job. I just want to have a little more self-confidence and improve how I project myself to future employers, she says. Dane Larsen, 25, admits he certainly wasnt much to look at before he enrolled in a 16-week modelling course last year. It taught him to smarten his image by trimming his long hair and looking after his skin. THE PERFECT OUTFIT Tips formen n Suit (solid colour, navy or dark grey) n Long-sleeved shirt (white or co-ordinatedwith the suit) n Tie (no bright colours) n Little or no jewellery Tips forwomen n Suit (dark colours), pants or a skirt n Co-ordinated blouse n Conservative shoes (not your fabulous red heels) n Limited jewellery n Professional hairstyle 1055331v4 Classified Ad Line 8944 9999 1 0 0 3 1 7 5 TAE40110 Certifi cate IV in Training & Assessment This is the qualifi cation needed to train & assess vocational programs. The next course in Darwin commences on: Wednesday 14th March This is a blended program of 5 days of classroom sessions plus a set of assignments to be completed in your own time. Fees: $1,500.00 per person For further information please contact us. WILL BE HELD ON: Tuesday 28th February 2012 From 6pm Offi ce 4/14 Shepherd St Darwin City Please contact Lifeline for more details (08) 8941 2365 or admin@lifelinetopend.org.au TELEPHONE COUNSELLING COURSE INFORMATION NIGHT 1 0 6 4 1 4 7 Top End