Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 15. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
According to Hope Restle (photo, left) and Jacquelyn Smith, "No résumé is 100% flawless.
According to Don Goodman (photo, left), "Today’s job applicants have a major challenge – finding the right balance for their resume.
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: .
"Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process.
"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?
"In 2014 Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs host and founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, shared some valuable career advice with a fan via Facebook.
"If you’re like most job seekers, you’re not taking advantage of one of the best ways to get a hiring manager’s attention: writing a great cover letter," reports Alison Green in a piece at USNews.
Gerry Crispin (photo, left) weighs in on the topic.
Jacquelyn Smith reports on Amanda Augustine's wisdom regarding one's first resume.
"You’ve probably heard it before: On average, hiring managers will only spend six seconds looking at your application.
Lisa Vaas, contributor at TheLadders.
"Hiring managers only spend 6 second on your resume before they decide on you — this is what they look at.
"You send in your resume.
"To get a better idea of what makes a resume great, we reached out to Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders.
"According to a survey by CareerBuilder, some of the most common lies on resumes are: .
That resource is no longer available, but here is advice on creating a compelling LinkedIn profile.
"How can a fresh graduate get a job when companies only want to hire those with experience?
According to Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh, "Here are a few tips that can help you make the most of the six seconds your résumé has with the recruiter: .
"Applying for a job typically consists of providing two documents to your potential employer: a resume and a cover letter.
"Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you — this is exactly what they look at.