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"First off: Yes, we can assure you that cover letters do, in fact, get read.
"Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job.
"One of the biggest challenges you will face in business is handling conflict.
According to David Jensen, "As an advanced-degree holder in the sciences, you don’t have to be on the job market to feel beat down.
"While most workers still have one, companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates.
Check out this excerpt from Work Party by Jaclyn Johnson (photo, left).
"When your mind is even slightly resisting a task, it will look for novel things to focus on.
"Your teams assume they're talking about the same thing--until they realize they're not.
"Employee emails contain valuable insights into company morale—and might even serve as an early-warning system for uncovering malfeasance.
"Apple asks both technical interview questions, based on your past work experience, and some mind-boggling puzzles.
"Beyond the professional rewards and social approval of writing thank-yous, sending thank-yous makes everyone smile: you, the writer, for having expressed your gratitude, and the recipient for being remembered and appreciated.
"As the volume of email we send and receive grows, with it comes a new problem: finding a specific message—or specific piece of information—within your vast archive.
"A lot of writing for business is sloppy, poorly written, disorganized, littered with jargon, and incomplete.
"This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.
"Leadership comes in many packages.
"I was teaching a class recently when somebody raised his hand to ask a question.
Business Insider's Julie Bort interviews Aimee Mullins (photo, left) for tips on better public speaking.
"It wasn't until I helped my college-aged brother hack (er, set up) his inbox and explained some of the nuances of this ubiquitous method of communication that I realized how many unwritten rules of email have developed over the years.
"There are many problems with the way most meetings are run.
"The standards of writing change.
"The customer service mistake that nearly every business makes, over and over again, is to treat every customer the same.
"Every now and again, I’ll receive one of those emails that makes me say: “Huh?
"If you have a skill that’s in demand, chances are you’ve received more than one job offer.
"How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time?