Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Handbook of Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage
"We sabotage ourselves by underestimating the desire of our customers and potential customers to connect with our businesses online," says Katie Wagner (photo, left).
"What do we need to do to get better?
"There's a lot of resume advice out there—and some of it conflicting.
"As all entrepreneurs discover sooner or later, it takes more than sound business acumen to bring an idea, no matter how novel, to life.
"Please note that, in our language of English, attention is paid because attention is a valuable currency.
"The changing nature of résumés, use of applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn and other social media sites, Skype video conferencing, big data applications and more are all impacting the way employers and hope-to-be-employees find, communicate and interact with each other," writes Arnie Fertig in his introduction of a post at USNews.
"Thirty years after the first wave of virtual reality, new startups are determined to take it mainstream.
James Clear (photo, left) takes an in-depth look at how long it takes to form a new habit.
"I said goodbye to my mouse last month.
"Everyday, each and every one of us interacts with the Cloud in some way.
"I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing.
"I enjoy coaching people with their blogging efforts and there are 10 pieces of advice I seem to dispense the most often.
Paul Maccabee (photo, left) is the President of Maccabee Public Relations.
"This assessment of your skills at using PowerPoint will help you understand what skills you need to learn in order to be a more proficient user of PowerPoint for your presentations.
"If you use your resume to apply for published jobs, then it is likely you will be competing with a few hundred other resumes and you can improve your odds of surviving this grueling process by (1) including what most reviewers want to see and (2) eliminating what most of them don't want to see.
Alexis Kleinman (photo, left) writes, "With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession.
"Workplace lies run the gamut, from small, everyday lies to whoppers, from benign (even helpful) to destructive.
"In a decade of recruiting for countless sales and marketing jobs spanning numerous industries and locations, there is a reliable stable of tricks I’ve seen job seekers use to put themselves ahead of the crowd in any interviewing situation," states Ken Sundheim (photo, left) in a piece featured at PersonalBrandingBlog.
"There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it.
"While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning.
"Don't look now, but mobile technology is starting to infiltrate .