Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process.
"Be better prepared when you receive that job offer by understanding how salaries, total compensation, and commissions and bonuses work.
"If you haven’t modified your approach to a job search catching up with what works today, you are probably wasting your time and staying unemployed longer than you need to be," warns Susan P.
"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?
"In 2014 Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs host and founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, shared some valuable career advice with a fan via Facebook.
"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.
"If you’re like most job seekers, you’re not taking advantage of one of the best ways to get a hiring manager’s attention: writing a great cover letter," reports Alison Green in a piece at USNews.
"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.
Gerry Crispin (photo, left) weighs in on the topic.
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.
Jacquelyn Smith reports on Amanda Augustine's wisdom regarding one's first resume.
"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.
"You’ve probably heard it before: On average, hiring managers will only spend six seconds looking at your application.