Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
"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.
Lisa Vaas, contributor at TheLadders.
"Hiring managers only spend 6 second on your resume before they decide on you — this is what they look at.
"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.
"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.
"To get a better idea of what makes a resume great, we reached out to Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders.
"Talent, skill, education, experience -- all are important.
"According to a survey by CareerBuilder, some of the most common lies on resumes are: .
That resource is no longer available, but here is advice on creating a compelling LinkedIn profile.
"How can a fresh graduate get a job when companies only want to hire those with experience?
"Whether you're on a date or meeting a client for the first time, you want to make a good first impression.