Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Dan Lyons has some advice for those wanting, or needing, to change careers.
"Whatever the case, you decided you’re ready for a new job.
"Starting a conversation from scratch is never easy, but it can be done, according to Morag Barrett [photo, left], an HR consultant, leadership coach, and the author of Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships.
"We asked 11 entrepreneurs and members of YEC [Young Entrepreneur Council] to share the mistakes they see most often and how they hurt your professional image in an employer’s eyes.
"There's plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile.
"If you’re interested in getting a job in tech but not sure where to start, a great strategy is to look at job listings—mountains and mountains of job listings," says Cameron Chapman, staff writer at Skillcrush.
"Salary negotiation is nerve-wracking," says Kathleen Elkins (photo, left).
"The good news is, it may be a challenge, but the stress of the job hunt doesn't have to stop you.
Tara Siegel Bernard reports at The New York Times.
Richard Feloni reports on the work of Jon Levi (photo, left).
Caris Thetford discusses the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.
"Those who succeed in their careers are those who are willing to apply a critical eye to themselves.
According to Adam Allington (photo, left), "Today, the journey toward complete withdrawal from the labor force can last many years.
"Annoying your coworkers, while never a good idea, is one thing.
Natalie Walters (photo, left) reports at BusinessInsider.
Rachel Gillett tells the tale of J.
"At the start of The Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself on a pedestal looking out upon a massive cornucopia filled with weapons and resources.
"Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion.
Adam Grant covers the topic at NYTimes.
"For job seekers, the persuasive cover letter and germane resume have long been the way to get a foot in the door, and more recently, HR directors will rummage through Google to make sure nothing negative turns up.
"So, how do you know if your personal branding is a hit or a miss?
"Networkers, take initiative! If you are asking someone to meet with you to receive advice, information, or support, make an extra effort to impress him or her with your competence and energy.