Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"It’s surprising to hear just how many people openly say they dislike their job, whether it’s because of the people they’re working with, the duties involved or the fulfillment they get from it on a day-to-day basis," says Jack Shardlow.
"You’ve finally figured it out.
"Whether you’re an undergrad, in grad school, or a few years post-graduation, one of the best resources you have in your job search arsenal is a college career counselor," writes Sarah Yoo in a piece at themuse.
"Hiring managers typically use your résumé to determine whether you're qualified for the job, and the interview to decide if you're the perfect fit.
"Realizing you’re in the wrong career can be a tough pill to swallow," writes Katie Douthwaite Wolf (photo, left).
"How do you make sure you’re crafting something remarkable?
"You probably already have a resume, and you probably already know you’re supposed to write a cover letter," begins Lily Zhang (photo, left) in a piece at TheMuse.
"Are your eyes glazing over from staring at the computer – refreshing the online job search engines every other minute and blindly emailing résumés?
According to Arnie Fertig, "No matter what your occupation or level of experience is, the process of getting a new job has several common elements.
"Whether you have just graduated with an advanced degree or you are leaving academia for the public sphere, building a professional résumé after a life in higher eduction is a rude awakening.
"You can make your resume stand out easily, because most resumes are horrifying.
"You know you need a résumé in order to get a job.
"If you’re lucky enough to have a team with top performers, you know that eventually some of them will move on to larger roles in the organization.
"When you are on the job hunt, time is of the essence.
According to Hope Restle (photo, left) and Jacquelyn Smith, "No résumé is 100% flawless.
According to Krista Bourne (photo, left), "When we are forced or voluntarily move out of our comfort zone we are required to build on our previous experiences to thrive through unfamiliar territory.
According to Don Goodman (photo, left), "Today’s job applicants have a major challenge – finding the right balance for their resume.
Check out this Business Insider video produced by Alex Kuzoian with original reporting by Drake Baer.
"You may not be getting the training or feedback you want from your job, according to The Global Workforce Leadership Survey released this week by Saba and WorkplaceTrends.
Brenda Salinas reports on the work of entrepreneur Petar Vujosevic (photo, left).
"Whether you’re about to graduate and enter the workforce or it’s finally time to find a new job, use these six tips to modernize your resume and make an impression on hiring managers: .
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter reports.