Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"Remember when changing jobs every couple of years was viewed as problematic?
"Finding a job after graduation can be a daunting task for most graduates.
"Today’s students and career-changers have access to more career planning information than ever before.
Check out these examples of e-portfolios presented by Auburn University.
"Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to help all sorts of people get their websites into shape.
See how the equilibrium point represents a balance between supply and demand.
"Older people don't have to play it safe and stay in a job rut.
"While every job requires a certain amount of administrative activity, we must recognize when tasks become so laborious and time-consuming that they take away from the real work –— and drain our employees’ passion.
"Nobody likes being in a rut.
Lydia Dishman reports over at FastCompany.
"What constitutes a “career change” is a bit vague, but I like to think of it as taking a job in a new industry so that you can continue to develop your personal and professional skills.
According to Liz Ryan, "For years a resume was a bland, boring recitation of the jobs you’d held, but now a resume is much more than that.
"McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel (photo, left) and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons why gender equality is a worthy goal.
"Twitter can be an excellent resource for your job search, introducing you to new people, organizations, ideas, and, of course, jobs.
According to Joel Goldstein, "Networking is vital to success in the business world, but it can be challenging for people who are not used to the uncomfortable task of making small talk with strangers.
"We say: The days of cookie cutter cover letter intros are long gone.
"Half a dozen readers specifically asked about a LinkedIn “mistake” of another kind, which is well-represented by this email: .
"You’re interviewing for a pretty great gig, and things are going really well.
"Having a couple connections and an updated profile isn’t enough to make the most of LinkedIn.
According to Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter, "Changing jobs can help you climb the corporate ladder more quickly or increase your salary faster than annual raises.