Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
"Ever have to psych yourself up to go to work?
"If you want to be successful in your career, I have a little-known secret for you.
"In the job search process, everyone recognizes the importance of having an up-to-date resume, a great cover letter and a professional LinkedIn profile page.
"Here’s my short answer: If you’ve spent time tailoring your resume and are extremely proud of it, there’s no harm in reattaching it.
"Truthfully, I can’t recall the last informational interview I’ve gone on myself.
"Nicole Russo (photo, left), stylist and founder of Let's Get You, helps people realize their full potential and become the person they want to be through their style.
Emily Disston (photo, left) fields a question on the topic at TheMuse.
"When I receive emails like yours, I often begin with don’t shoot yourself in the foot by giving less than your best at work.
"To coach us along in the salary negotiation process, we turned to Josh Doody [photo, left], author of Fearless Salary Negotiation.
"Just as animals have to survive in the wild on an instinctual basis, so do humans.
"We consulted Amanda Augustine [photo, left], career advice expert for TopResume, about how to send a clear and compelling message to a company you're dying to work for.
Áine Cain checks in with CEO Liz Wessel (photo, left).
Liz Ryan (photo, left) responds to a reader's email and question about having taken a job that started out well but has now suddenly shifted.
"Google alum and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel [photo, left] said job searchers don't have to go to extremes to make a good impression on social media.
"Many job seekers treat cover letters as a necessary evil.
Amy George (photo, left) reports at BusinessInsider.
Fox Business shares the thoughts of Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison (photo, left).