Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
According to Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh, "Here are a few tips that can help you make the most of the six seconds your résumé has with the recruiter: .
"Before giving up on LinkedIn .
"Applying for a job typically consists of providing two documents to your potential employer: a resume and a cover letter.
"Unfortunately, it seems that many professionals have forgotten the number one rule of networking—and for that matter, one of the most important guidelines for your entire career: The best time to build a network is before you need one.
"As a seasoned job placement expert, one question I hear the most is, “What is the best time of year to look for a job?
"Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you — this is exactly what they look at.
Samuel Bleakly (photo, left) has some strong words for millenials.
"When I was first introduced to the idea of journaling as a way of resolving career issues, I was dubious," says Lea McLeod.
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Danny Rubin weighs in on the subject.
Robin Reshwan presents her list.
"Just as with any kind of toxin, you need to limit your exposure and keep yourself protected.
Jacquelyn Smith has some advice for interns.
According to Emmie Martin (photo, left), "When searching for a new job, it's smart to reach out to anyone in your network who might be able to help: former managers, career coaches, old colleagues.
On Point, with Tom Ashbrook, covers the topic of "verbal tics" (“I’m just saying.
According to Matt Johnston, "We're always negotiating both at work and at home.
"Learn job search strategies using mobile devices.
Drake Baer, writer at BusinessInsider.
According to Emmie Martin, "In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank-you note can be the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked.
"Recent college graduates looking for work already face tough competition, even with a stellar resume and interview skills," writes Kathryn Tuggle (photo, left).
"With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the "cloud" (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized," writes Mary Beth Hertz (photo, left).
Rebekah Campbell (photo, left) explains why she does all her recruiting through LinkedIn in this NYTimes.