Importance of Your Professional Image

Learning how to manage your own professional image is extremely important. Your professional image tends to project your character throughout the workplace. Different clients, supervisors, and colleagues will form an image of you based on the perception they have of you. You are really forming your “professional reputation,” or your track record.

Let’s listen to Jordan Davis, a recent OSU graduate, as she reflects on the importance a professional image. Jordan recently acquired a management job with a local events and development company in Columbus, Ohio.

 

On the next several pages, you will learn information and tips on:

  • Why your professional image is important.
  • How you can manage your professional image through appearance, communication style, behavior, and your performance.