Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Richard Feloni covers the work of Dr.
"Having a cluttered desk or inappropriate items in your workspace could be making a bad impression on your colleagues or employers.
"3 tips for breaking the ice.
Is the Quest for Perfection Actually Hurting Your Progress? Four Ways to Keep Perfectionism in Check
"Avoiding opportunities, falling behind, and overworking are just some of the very real consequences of perfectionism.
Emily Liou (photo, left) answers the following Ask a Credible Career Coach question: "I’ve only been at my current job for a few months, but I know for certain that it’s just not right for me.
"But for us little guys — the companies who hire dozens instead of hundreds; the start ups looking to change the world with team members who are equal parts talented and passionate; the tribes where each new person immediately sends ripples through the culture — we read every cover letter, and make our interview decisions based on them.
"As soon as something goes wrong in our lives, we as humans tend to fall into negative thinking patterns.
"Are job seekers who are currently employed more desirable candidates?
"Most of the time finding a new job is about who you know and your networking strategies.
"As Cathy Benko and Molly Anderson predicted in their 2010 book, we’ve gone from a corporate ladder to a Corporate Lattice, in which professionals’ career progress may only sometimes be linear — and often, may instead appear diagonal or horizontal.
"While the classic refrain focuses on how jobs will be lost to the robots, it’s not all doom and gloom for the human race explains Jason Hill, financial services expert at PA Consulting.
25 TED speakers answer the question.
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.
"If you have a skill that’s in demand, chances are you’ve received more than one job offer.
"Building relationships at work takes time and patience, but it’s crucial to your career.
"My career fantasies," writes Erin McDermott Peterson, "consisted of me getting to just focus on recruiting all day—finding and interviewing people, making offers, and convincing them this was the right opportunity for them.
"Great results are more than half the battle.
Lydia Bowers (photo, left) fields a question from a reader about changing careers at 60.
"Presumably, extroverts are more excited by going to mixers and events and meeting new people.
"In The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption, Farai Chideya [photo, left], an award-winning author, journalist and professor, reports on today’s challenging job landscape and offers tools for navigating the inevitable changes.
"If you’re looking to break out of teaching, but are hesitant because you’re not sure how your skills might translate to another industry, have no fear.
"It’s been a decade since LinkedIn starting adding features that help you do your job better, but many people still aren’t taking advantage of those features.
According to William Aruda (photo, left), "I spend a lot of time helping people improve their LinkedIn profile and align it with their real-world brand.
"Maybe someone less qualified gets a promotion you worked hard to earn.