Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
"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.
"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.
"When you're looking for a job sometimes the resume is the most important piece of it all.
Work4Labs has created an infographic named "Mobile Recruiting by the (Surprising) Numbers.
"Talking about yourself is hard.
Check out the Pinterest page on employment.
Alison Griswold (photo, left) presents an article based on LinkedIn's list of the ten most overused words on resumes.
"The following is a list of LinkedIn tools for business to help increase your LinkedIn effectiveness.
We write a lot about resumes — what to do, and what not to do.
That resource is no longer available, but here is advice on creating a compelling LinkedIn profile.
The Undercover Recruiter presents a "new infographic that explores mobile job seeker behavior today and expectations for the future.
According to Lydia Dallett (photo, left), "You know that what you say in meetings with your boss can go a long way toward making them think that you're capable, serious, and ready to take on greater responsibility.
Matt Johnston (photo, left) presents a video on the topic of resume mistakes to avoid.
"When should you unfriend a LinkedIn connection?
"Here are the top six workplace fears and how to move past them.
"Whether you just landed a new gig or have worked at the same company for a while, you’d like to keep your job, right?
"Kim Brown is an assistant director for Syracuse University's Career Services department.
Online first impressions happen long before the first meeting.
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