Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"Whether you have just graduated with an advanced degree or you are leaving academia for the public sphere, building a professional résumé after a life in higher eduction is a rude awakening.
"In his book "The Virgin Way," Richard Branson reveals that he loathes speaking in public.
"It’s our job to transform our organizations so we are ready for the future … and there’s really no way to transform without persuading.
"You can make your resume stand out easily, because most resumes are horrifying.
"You know you need a résumé in order to get a job.
"If you’re lucky enough to have a team with top performers, you know that eventually some of them will move on to larger roles in the organization.
"When you are on the job hunt, time is of the essence.
"Meeting new people can be awkward.
"According to graphologist Kathi McKnight, your handwriting can communicate more than you may think.
According to Hope Restle (photo, left) and Jacquelyn Smith, "No résumé is 100% flawless.
According to Krista Bourne (photo, left), "When we are forced or voluntarily move out of our comfort zone we are required to build on our previous experiences to thrive through unfamiliar territory.
According to Don Goodman (photo, left), "Today’s job applicants have a major challenge – finding the right balance for their resume.
Check out this Business Insider video produced by Alex Kuzoian with original reporting by Drake Baer.
"You may not be getting the training or feedback you want from your job, according to The Global Workforce Leadership Survey released this week by Saba and WorkplaceTrends.
Brenda Salinas reports on the work of entrepreneur Petar Vujosevic (photo, left).
"Whether you’re about to graduate and enter the workforce or it’s finally time to find a new job, use these six tips to modernize your resume and make an impression on hiring managers: .
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter reports.
"Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process.
"Copying someone on an email can be helpful or work against you.
"Be better prepared when you receive that job offer by understanding how salaries, total compensation, and commissions and bonuses work.
"If you haven’t modified your approach to a job search catching up with what works today, you are probably wasting your time and staying unemployed longer than you need to be," warns Susan P.
"It’s clear you need thick skin to survive today’s job market.
"The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I going to say?