Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"Today’s the day you apply for that job.
"Those five little words tell a recruiter or your prospective boss a lot, and none of it is good.
"Do your conversations constantly fall flat because you keep asking boring and dull questions?
"Think you know the English language?
"In part 1 of this 3 part series on American R you will learn what to do with your tongue, lips and jaw to pronounce the R sound and we will practice the American R at the beginning of words.
"What are the first words of a speech?
"What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person?
"People often really struggle over how to start a cover letter, and as a result they often end up with lines that are overly salesy, gimmicky, or just very tired.
"You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview.
"Self-described introvert and veteran tech executive Karen Wickre shares her secret to cultivating professional connections with a minimum of anxiety and awkwardness.
"When should you put it on them--and when should you put it on yourself?
"I’ve read a lot of cover letters in my career — thousands of them, maybe even tens of thousands.
"Whether you’re a newly-minted associate or a seasoned partner, the message that you need to be “networking” never goes away.
"If you’ve been looking for a new job for a while and getting nowhere, cheer up.
Rich Bellis (photo, left), Associate Editor at Fast Company, presents the video on the subject.
"When a corporate recruiting function conducts an audit, I find that the resulting data usually reveals that the recruiting problems that dramatically restrict applications routinely occur during the same steps of the “recruiting funnel.
"To demystify some of the ambiguities surrounding the resume editing process, here’s a hand-picked list of some of the most important dos and don’ts to be aware of during this stage.
"People often ask us, “So, what is GTD?
"Chris Zook explains how you can fight bureaucracy by thinking like a founder.
"My point is that your role isn’t necessarily meant to be a 24/7 enjoyable experience—that’s why you get a paycheck for doing it.
"They all have pros and cons.
"Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours at our jobs.
"Don't avoid confrontation.
Richard Feloni covers the work of Dr.