Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"That’s not an easy question to answer—especially if you don’t know someone personally.
"Millennials are often miscategorized, leading to the impression that the whole generation is lazy.
"Even if you make the most careful hires based on cultural fit, skills and experience, workplace conflicts inevitably arise between co-workers.
"Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby.
"On the surface, this seems like a major problem, but a lack of personal capital shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dreams.
"Creative design is a big part of what makes or breaks a new product.
"The tech company’s new employee review system gets rid of the company’s historic approach to evaluating worker performance.
"Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape.
"Time was, layoffs were seen as an emergency strategy, the last resort in a downturn or crisis.
"Only the prepared can look authentic.
"Hiring managers typically use your résumé to determine whether you're qualified for the job, and the interview to decide if you're the perfect fit," writes Jacquelyn Smith and Shana Lebowitz.
"Thankfully, I’d done my homework.
Christina DesMarais (photo, left) reports.
According to Alex Malouf (photo, left), "For a pastime that was once considered on the fringe of journalism, blogging is a pivotal online media channel for breaking news, sharing content and developing an audience.
"Mental strength is just like any other skill: It takes time to develop.
"Congrats! You’ve landed your dream internship or you’ve been officially hired for your full-time job.
"At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences," says Carmine Gallo (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
It has been some time since we featured Nancy Duarte.
Take a look at Katie Gordon's blog where this piece ran.
"Here are the best blogs at the Fortune 500 companies with an important note: The blogs at high-tech companies like IBM, Google, Dell, Intel, Cisco and Microsoft are so good, they are in a category by themselves.
"Instead of privately contacting businesses, consumers are turning to Twitter to voice their issues publicly.
"From the moment two people meet, they're sizing each other up.
Caris Thetford discusses the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.