Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 15. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"Whether you have just graduated with an advanced degree or you are leaving academia for the public sphere, building a professional résumé after a life in higher eduction is a rude awakening.
"You can make your resume stand out easily, because most resumes are horrifying.
"You know you need a résumé in order to get a job.
"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.
"Here are some ideas for making Instagram work for your business, no matter the industry.
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.
"This week our podcast is with David Allen, author of the classic productivity guide Getting Things Done.
"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.