Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"Most job applicants work hard to make a great first impression during their initial interview.
"It's not where you worked, It's what you can do.
"Politeness pays off, especially when you’re looking for jobs," writes Brittany Wong (photo, left) in a piece at HuffingtonPost.
According to David Jensen, "As an advanced-degree holder in the sciences, you don’t have to be on the job market to feel beat down.
"This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.
"These stats will help you bring your recruiting strategy into the 21st century.
"This is the letter to write when you don’t get the job.
"Any time we interview someone, we wait to see whether they’ll write a thank you note or not.
"You know the basic dos and don’ts of the job interview process–but when it’s a last-minute thing, all your career wisdom goes out the window.
Theresa Merrill (photo, left) answers a question from a TheMuse.
Some recruiters prefer the familiarity of popular video tools, like FaceTime and Skype, but they may be missing out on the rich candidate profiles and analytics of dedicated systems.
"Author Jayson DeMers [photo, left], a serial entrepreneur, says he largely owes his success to taking steps to make himself more memorable in job interviews and networking situations.
"Truthfully, I can’t recall the last informational interview I’ve gone on myself.
"Before you say “thanks” and walk out the door, don’t miss a last chance to show your stuff and gather useful intel.
"To coach us along in the salary negotiation process, we turned to Josh Doody [photo, left], author of Fearless Salary Negotiation.
"A listener wonders how to manage her frustration after being laid off twice.
"Companies are increasingly using phone interviews at the early stages of screening candidates, before inviting them on-site for in-person interviews.
"You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat.
"Don't let the emotional roller coaster slow your search.
According to Liz Ryan (photo, left), "One of the biggest job-search mistakes you can make is to play it safe.
"When you’ve been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the hiring process again can be daunting.
Alyse Kalish (photo, left) has the warning.
"If you're wondering how much to ask for in a salary negotiation without leaving a bad taste in the employer's mouth or losing the job offer, you're not alone," says Jacquelyn Smith (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.