Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
"In an era where employers are increasingly seeking referrals from current employees, your friends might actually be your best bet for finding an awesome new job.
Lisa Evans reports at FastCompany.
"What does it take to get ahead?
"While every job is different, we asked 14 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to name one “negative” thing they actually like to see when reviewing job candidates.
"Do you feel uncomfortable asking for more?
"If you are about to walk down some new, perhaps unpaved roads on your career journey only one thing is certain: uncertainty.
According to Chad Brooks (photo, left), "Gone are the days when most college students longed for jobs they were passionate about.
"I spent the past month doing something most people dread: networking," says Rachel Gillett (photo, left).
"Let's say you want to ask your boss for a raise, one that puts you at $100,000," writes Drake Baer (photo, left) in an article at BusinessInsider.
"You don't have to play by the old rules: This is the digital age.
"See the fascinatingly morbid graphic below from Who Is Hosting This?
"There are secrets of success that young professionals and executives should heed as they rise in their careers," writes Jacquelyn Smith in a piece for BusinessInsider.
"You send in your resume.
"Brand yourself before others brand you.
"Here are 16 questions you'll want to avoid during the first job interview, as they may do more harm than good: .
Richard Feloni reports on what he has learned from Jon Levy (photo, left), Founder of The Influencers.
"I used to see introductions as uniformly positive and just think that it was always exciting when new people got to connect," Wharton professor Adam Grant tells talkshow host Jordan Harbinger on an episode of the lifestyle podcast "The Art of Charm.
"Here's the complete guide from LinkedIn to having an all-star profile: .
"Asking for help is never easy, but in our careers, we all need it from time to time.
"If you're trying to land a new job this year, a personal website could be your secret weapon," declares Jacquelyn Smith of BusinessInsider.
"Talent, skill, education, experience -- all are important.
"Remember when your online life had nothing to do with your work life?