Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
Learn tips and tricks that will make your Google searches better and faster.
"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.
Stephanie Scotti, in this part 2 of 2 posts at SmartBlogs.
"Beyond the prerequisite of merely getting the audience to listen, your voice also projects an image about you that can enhance your credibility and persuasiveness — or not.
"Researchers recorded participants' conversations and measured the movements of their bodies, limbs and heads.
"The funny video below digs into that very idea—and while it’ll make you laugh, it should probably also make you think about your typical email tone.
Geoff Colvin reports at Fortune.
In this Harvard Business Review video, "Marco Iansiti and Karim R.
"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.
Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery report at NYTimes.
"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.
Alan Murray, Editor of Fortune, reports.