Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
"It’s clear you need thick skin to survive today’s job market.
"The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I going to say?
"You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career," warns Travis Bradberry (photo, left) in a piece at TheMuse.
"There's always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart or talented you are, you're starting at the bottom," declares Richard Feloni and Shana Lebowitz (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
According to Jon Parrish, "I now live by the rule of “Goo-diligence.
Ken Lin (photo, left) writes about how he approached branding for his company Credit Karma.
Cheryl Conner (photo, left) reports on the Ripoff Report and what to do if one strikes your business.
"You might have a good reason to turn down a job offer, and at the same time you want to leave a positive association in the “losing” manager’s mind.
According to Julie Winkle Giulioni (photo, left), "A significant investment is made each year on studies, training, portals and programs related to career development; yet, the return on this investment continues to disappoint organizations, leaders and employees alike.
"But, as you may have noticed, a lot of people are trying to tell stories these days.
Anne Fisher reports on the observations of Mark Jaffe (photo, left).
The question posed to Lynn Taylor (photo, left) is, "Can I still be successful without moving up the corporate ladder and getting promoted frequently?
"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?