Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"Some call it writer’s block, others just chalk it up to a lack of inspiration.
Sally Herships (photo, left) explains.
"Humans are notoriously poor lie detectors.
"With all the communication tools at our fingertips today, you think it would be easy to get your point across.
"You stand up, shake the interviewer’s hand, and head home happy that you nailed the interview.
"Subject lines are EVERYTHING, and they simply MUST include a benefit to the reader.
"As it turns out, your behavior and habits at work not only affect how your colleagues perceive you — but also your ability to achieve success," writes Hope Restle (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
According to Hope Restle (photo, left) and Jacquelyn Smith, "No résumé is 100% flawless.
According to Virginia Postrel (photo, left), "If you want good applicants to respond to your job posting, write it as if you were talking to actual human beings.
"I know, I know, your manager can be the worst.
"As a productivity enthusiast, I’ve been searching long and hard for that one activity that, once mastered, would make me better at everything else I do.
"A breakdown of when to email, when to pick up the phone and how to manage your inbox.
"A dictionary needn’t include every passing bit of slang that sprouts in the morning and withers in the afternoon, of course.
"Carpenters work with wood.
"I recently read about how to respond to stupid interview questions and thought, but 'Why do you get asked stupid questions in the first place?
Jason Fried (photo, left) explains the difference.
Staples presents 7 reasons why you should be using email in your marketing.
"Follow these steps to land your dream job: .
"I see it often: Businesses hire a blogger, or rely on an existing employee to spearhead their content strategy.
"Email etiquette is tricky.
According to Jeff Haden, "If your LinkedIn profile reads more like a resume, you're making a huge mistake -- especially if you're hoping to land new customers.
"We complain about the digitalization of communication, yet it seems like this is the future.