Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
Jacqueline Smith (photo, left) asks, "What makes a resume great?
We write a lot about resumes — what to do, and what not to do.
"Serial entrepreneur James Caan (photo, left) says in a recent LinkedIn post that he has seen thousands of resumes during the course of his career.
"Many people will tell you that the most effective way to find your next job is by meeting people and fostering relationships," says Matt Johnston (photo, left).
"The best advice I ever received was from a guy who came at me with scissors and cut off my tie.
"Plenty of professionals have employment gaps on their resumes.
"One in five job-seekers (19.
"Hiring managers scan resumes pretty quickly (some studies put it at just a matter of seconds).
"If you’re like most job seekers, you approach your job search with a set of beliefs about how the hiring process works, what responses from employers are good signs and what responses are bad.
According to Stephanie Buck (photo, left), "LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career.
"Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position?
"According to Fast Company, Instagram is becoming an important part of the hiring process for some employers, especially in more creative fields.
Christian Ryan Jyoti (photo, left) covers the topic for FastCompany.
Suzanne Lucas (photo, left) presents the results of a new survey by CareerBuilder.
Jenny Foss (photo, left) writes about what job search tactics people should not use.
Hagan Blount introduces the topic and presents the infographic at TheMuse.
"For any given job opening, HR personnel and hiring managers are deluged with resumes.
"Here’s the thing: Editing is more than just giving something a once-over to eliminate egregious typos and grammar mistakes.
"I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments," says William Aruda (photo, left) in a piece for Forbes.
"There's a lot of resume advice out there—and some of it conflicting.
"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.