Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate self-representation skills.

Definition

Demonstration includes
  • dressing appropriately (i.e., adhering to professional rather than personal standards, following dress code)
  • maintaining personal hygiene
  • using language and manners suitable for the workplace (i.e., adhering to respectful, polite, and professional practices).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the relationship between self-image and self-representation skills?
  • Why are self-representation skills important in school? On the job?
  • How can you improve your self-representation skills?
  • What techniques can you employ to overcome shyness? To overcome nervousness?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

CE.4

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing decision making;
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.

GOVT.17

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing financial responsibility.

Other Related Standards

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

Attitude Survey

Creating Your Personal Brand

Dress and Groom for the Workplace

Dressing the Part

Mind Tools: Making a Great First Impression

Top Six Rules for Using Cell Phones at Work

What Should You Wear to Work?