Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 19. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview.
"To help you get started, here’s a checklist of five things you should know before accepting a job offer.
"The day is finally here! It’s time for your big job interview! You’ve been preparing for days, weeks—maybe even months—and you feel confident about your ability to showcase your skills.
"Desperate employers in a tight job market are trying out a new kind of job interview: Automated phone calls in which a candidate answers a series of pre-recorded questions.
"Ever get an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach during a job interview?
"Fantastic resume submitted.
"Nobody wants to wait days, or sometimes even weeks, to find out if the hiring manager was impressed by them in the interview.
"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.
This in-depth guide based on extensive research tells you what works and what doesn't.
"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.
"Artificial intelligence (AI) is already becoming entrenched in many facets of everyday life, and is being tapped for a growing array of core business applications, including
predicting market and customer behavior, automating repetitive tasks and providing alerts when things go awry.
"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.