Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 18. Building Careers and Writing Resumes
"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.
"We've talked before about how video resumes can be a great way to stand out in your job search, especially when it's a job you really want," writes Erin Greenawald (photo, left).
"Con artists are a crafty group of people who know exactly how to deceive and control their victims, but their methods are as obvious as a slap in the face if you know what to look for,' says Dragan Radovanovic and Jessica Orwig.
"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.
Tara Siegel Bernard (photo, left) weighs in at NYTimes.
"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.
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.
According to Richard Moy, "As hard as it is to believe, there are times when you might get turned down for roles, even after you’ve knocked it out of the park during the interview process.
"I’m going to let you in on a little secret—one of my least favorite things about being a recruiter was reading cover letters.
"I’m assuming you’ve read a lot of the great resume advice that exists out there (especially right here on The Muse!).
"'As a recruiter, I see thousands of resumes, most of which miss the mark,' says Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, a hiring mentor, recruiting strategist and human resources expert.
"Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process.
"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.