Business Communication Today, 13th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
"When it comes to building your personal brand online, you have to constantly examine whether or not you are being presented in the right light.
'You’ve succeeded in getting a social media strategy in place, you’re sharing amazing, relevant content – and then WHAM! Someone posts a negative comment, and you feel like all of the wind has been let out of your sails.
Work4Labs has created an infographic named "Mobile Recruiting by the (Surprising) Numbers.
"Talking about yourself is hard.
Check out the Pinterest page on employment.
"Robert Half, the late founder of staffing firm Robert Half International, began publishing the most ridiculous things he'd seen on resumes, job applications, and cover letters in the company's newsletter in 1966," reports Vivian Giang for BusinessInsider.
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.
"In addition to your resume, everyone should have a professional bio," writes Marie Raperto (photo, left).
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.
"If you don't have a digital presence today, you don't exist," writes Tom Cochran (photo, left), Chief Technology Officer with Atlantic Media.
"When should you unfriend a LinkedIn connection?
"Starting a new job should mean new adventures, new possibilities, and new outfits.