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This online magazine is the creation of Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years and the recognized leaders in digital communication, social media, and mobile business communication. These resources focus on a wide variety of media, including videos, PowerPoints, infographics, PDFs, podcasts, and websites (including interactive and social media), covering every conceivable topic in business communication, so you can keep your course fresh and up to date. For more information about Bovee and Thill's texts and the exclusive, superior coverage they give to all aspects of business communication, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://bit.ly/1pXEXbI, or write to samplingdept@pearson.com. To find your local sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@businesscommunicationblog.com. To see A Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 10 of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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Here's How to Engage the Minds of Your Students So Learning Occurs

Here's How to Engage the Minds of Your Students So Learning Occurs | Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors | Scoop.it

"The ideal outcome for any class, whether it is a college course or corporate training program, is to have students demonstrate that they were able to meet the course objectives, which could include several factors such as the acquisition of new knowledge or the development of specific skills that are academic or job related."

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"A highly engaged instructor is needed to work with students and monitor their ongoing progress, to ensure that they are not just present but their minds are fully engaged in the learning process."

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12 Free Business Communication RSS Newsfeeds

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"Get a free subscription to any or all of these 12 RSS Newsfeeds, each focusing on a different business communication topic. 

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Scroll toward the bottom of the page. Click on the icons of the newsfeeds to which you wish to subscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time with one click.

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Get the latest business communication news from Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog


Bovee & Thill's business communication blog offers insight and commentary from the authors of the world's leading business communication textbooks. The blog posts help instructors focus their teaching to help students learn more efficiently and effectively. Posts discuss a wide variety of topics, including new topics instructors should be teaching their students, resources instructors can use in their classes, solutions to common teaching challenges, and great examples and activities instructors can use in class.

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"Watch What These Authors Did about the Lack of Mobile Business Communication Instruction"

Only textbook authors Bovee and Thill offer any coverage of mobile business communication. In fact, they offer it in every of their most recent editions.


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Why You Must Teach Your Business Communication Course within a Mobile Context by 2015-2016

-2016"Mobile has become the primary communication tool for many business professionals, including a majority of executives under the age of 40."


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Mobile Communication Is a Game Changer: Venture Capitalist Joe Schoendorf says, “Mobile is the most disruptive technology that I have seen in 48 years in Silicon Valley.” Research Maribel Lopez calls mobile “the biggest technology shift since the Internet.


The mobile device is increasingly becoming the dominant tool for work and communication. As a result, it should become a chapter-by-chapter topic in every business communication classroom by 2015."

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Mobile Communication Is a Game Changer: Venture Capitalist Joe Schoendorf says, “Mobile is the most disruptive technology that I have seen in 48 years in Silicon Valley.” Research Maribel Lopez calls mobile “the biggest technology shift since the Internet.


The mobile device is increasingly becoming the dominant tool for work and communication. As a result, it should become a chapter-by-chapter topic in every business communication classroom by 2015."

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Mobile Communication Is a Game Changer: Venture Capitalist Joe Schoendorf says, “Mobile is the most disruptive technology that I have seen in 48 years in Silicon Valley.” Research Maribel Lopez calls mobile “the biggest technology shift since the Internet.


The mobile device is increasingly becoming the dominant tool for work and communication. As a result, it should become a chapter-by-chapter topic in every business communication classroom by 2015."

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Teaching Business Communication? Get a Free Weekly Newsletter of New Posts to Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines

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Now you can get a free weekly newsletter sent every Wednesday throughout the year that includes all of the new posts to Bovee and Thill's Online Magazines:


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How Mobile Technology Is Revolutionizing Business Communication

This presentation previews the important points you should know about mobile business communication in the midst of today's mobile revolution.
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What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Business Careers, Writing Resumes, and Applying for and Interviewing for Employment

Learn the essential points that should be taught to business communication and business writing students about mobile business communication and business careers, writing resumes, and applying and interviewing for employment.


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Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfects Fits Your Business Communication Course

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What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Visual Media

An essential part of every business communication and business writing textbook is a chapter on visual media or visual communication, but it's seriously out of date unless it places the content in a mobile context."

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Helping Students Apply Their Skills to the Job Search Process

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Identifying and landing a job can be a long and difficult process for students in today's market. Fortunately, the skills you're helping them develop in this course will give them a competitive advantage.

As with any message, understanding the target audience is vital in employment communication. This includes understanding the changing world of work and looking at the situation from the employer's perspective.

With these insights in mind, students can take steps—starting right now—to make themselves more valuable to potential employers.

Developing an employment portfolio and establishing a personal brand, even as a student, are important tasks, and the business communication course is an ideal venue for starting these efforts. . .

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Identifying and landing a job can be a long and difficult process for students in today's market. Fortunately, the skills you're helping them develop in this course will give them a competitive advantage.

As with any message, understanding the target audience is vital in employment communication. This includes understanding the changing world of work and looking at the situation from the employer's perspective.

With these insights in mind, students can take steps—starting right now—to make themselves more valuable to potential employers.

Developing an employment portfolio and establishing a personal brand, even as a student, are important tasks, and the business communication course is an ideal venue for starting these efforts. . .

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How Video, Infographics, and Social Media Are Changing the Job-Application and Resume Universe

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Résumés are as much art as science, and there is more than one way to be successful with them—particularly in today's multimedia, social-media environment, where students can find an overwhelming array of possibilities.

Bovée and Thill texts introduce students to the full range of options, from traditional résumés to innovations such as infographic and video résumés, and show them how to apply what they've learned in this course to their job search efforts. These new tools create exciting opportunities for job seekers, but they must be used with care. . .

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Résumés are as much art as science, and there is more than one way to be successful with them—particularly in today's multimedia, social-media environment, where students can find an overwhelming array of possibilities.

Bovée and Thill texts introduce students to the full range of options, from traditional résumés to innovations such as infographic and video résumés, and show them how to apply what they've learned in this course to their job search efforts. These new tools create exciting opportunities for job seekers, but they must be used with care. . .

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:20 PM

Résumés are as much art as science, and there is more than one way to be successful with them—particularly in today's multimedia, social-media environment, where students can find an overwhelming array of possibilities.

Bovée and Thill texts introduce students to the full range of options, from traditional résumés to innovations such as infographic and video résumés, and show them how to apply what they've learned in this course to their job search efforts. These new tools create exciting opportunities for job seekers, but they must be used with care. . .

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Students Need to Learn These Nine Compositional Modes for Social Media -- 2014 Update

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Social media are so pervasive today in large and small businesses, it's important for business communication instructors to teach students how to write when they use these new media tools. . .

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:34 PM

Social media are so pervasive today in large and small businesses, it's important for business communication instructors to teach students how to write when they use these new media tools.

After you've watched this video, visit the sites below for additional information that will make your teaching easier and more effective. . .

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Dr. Holly Littlefield's Epic Collection of Social Media Failures

Dr. Holly Littlefield's Epic Collection of Social Media Failures | Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors | Scoop.it

If you were fortunate enough to attend Dr. Holly Littlefield's presentation at the Association for Business Communication International Conference in Seattle, you were treated to an entertaining and highly instructive selection of social media failures. Her talk, "Audience, Brand, Channel: Using Social Media Cases to Teach Communications Concepts," offered a taste of everything from cringe-worthy image choices to clumsy non-apologies.

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"The examples Dr. Littlefield was able to show during her time slot are only a sample of the episodes she has collected, and she has generously agreed to let us share the full set with you. This extensive PowerPoint presentation (11 MB) offers a variety of cases that highlight the need to understand audiences and make intelligent decisions about communication channels.


"Our thanks to Dr. Littlefield for sharing her insights and teaching resources."

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Are You Going to Adopt a Modern "Essentials" Textbook?


Are you going to adopt a modern “Essentials” textbook with extensive integration of mobile communication in every chapter, or are you going to saddle your students with a commonly adopted “Essentials” text that is stuck in the last decade?


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Because of complacency and a lack of knowledge about the topic, most business communication textbook authors are ignoring the mobile revolution. In fact, they’re pretending that it doesn’t even exist.


In light of these facts, are your students being served well? There is one team that’s always on the cutting edge: Bovee and Thill. The fact they are the only business communication textbook authors currently writing about mobile tells you everything you need to know about which author team conscientiously revises its books and keeps them current. (Bovee and Thill were also the first authors to discuss social media and digital communication in their texts.)


Adopt the only modern "Essentials" text: Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill.


See how your text compares to Business Communication Essentials with this interactive checklist.



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The Truth about Business Communication "Essentials" Textbooks

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Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Test of Essential Mobile Coverage?

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Take this brief test to see if the business communication textbook you've been using passes this test of essential mobile coverage?

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This is an interesting, interactive test with automatic scoring for your convenience. Take the test now!

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Sign up Now for a Complimentary Subscription to Teaching Business Communication Updates

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Don't miss these important updates about teaching from Bovee and Thill.


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You can receive our free newsletter that's issued several times each fall and spring. It includes news about important developments and the latest trends affecting the field, announcements of new editions of our textbooks, and links for downloading exciting new supplementary materials for your classes.

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You can receive our free newsletter that's issued several times each fall and spring. It includes news about important developments and the latest trends affecting the field, announcements of new editions of our textbooks, and links for downloading exciting new supplementary materials for your classes.

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The Myth That All Business Communication Textbooks Are Basically the Same

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"All business communication textbooks aren't the same. Here's proof."

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How many times have you heard an instructor say, “It really doesn’t make much difference which textbook I adopt. They’re all basically the same?”

 

Let’s examine the validity of this statement by taking a look at business communication textbooks by author team Bovee and Thill. Are their textbooks significantly different from other texts on the market? The answer is “yes,” on a number of levels.

  • Market-leading innovation. For more than three decades, Bovee and Thill texts have pioneered coverage of emerging trends and their implications for business communication. Bovee and Thill were the first authors to introduce social media to business communication textbooks. When some other textbooks were just starting to mention innovations such as blogging, for example, Bovee and Thill had already progressed to the profound changes these tools bring about, with unique content such as the social communication model and the nine compositional modes for electronic communication.

    Bovee and Thill’s business communication textbooks continue to lead the field with unmatched coverage of communication technologies, reflecting the expectations and opportunities in today’s workplace. In a recent survey of the top five business communication textbooks written by other authors, surprisingly, those texts included fewer than 25% of the 84 terms listed in the survey.

    Bovee and Thill will be the first authors to cover mobile business communication in their 2015-2016 editions. They explain how mobile technology is literally revolutionizing business communication. To quickly see the stark contrast of a Bovee and Thill text and a book you may be using, take this quick test about mobile business communication coverage. Also learn why you should teach your course within a mobile context by 2015-2016.


  • Up-to-date coverage that reflects today’s business communication practices and employer expectations. Technology, globalization, and other forces have dramatically changed the practice of business communication in recent years, even to the point of altering how people read and how messages should be constructed. To prepare students for today’s workplace, the business communication course needs to address contemporary skills, issues, and concepts, and Bovee and Thill do.

  • Practical advice informed by deep experience. Beyond the research and presentation of new ideas and tools, Bovee and Thill are among the most active and widely followed users of social media in the entire field of business communication. They don’t just write about new concepts; they have years of hands-on experience with blogging, content curation, search technologies, and other important tools. They are active participants in more than 45 social media sites.

  • Engaging coverage of real companies and contemporary issues in business communication. From chapter-opening vignettes to model documents to student activities, Bovee and Thill texts emphasize companies and issues that students already know about or are likely to find intriguing. For example, cases in recent editions have addressed location-based social networking (the business communication implications of the FourSquare game app), employer restrictions on social media, and the use of Twitter in the job-search process.

    Cases and exercises include microblogging, blogging, texting, emailing, social networking, web writing, portfolio building, as well as writing letters, memos, and reports. Is your text comparable in its variety of assignments that students are now expected to handle on the job?

  • Integrated learning. In sharp contrast to texts that tack on coverage of social media and other new topics, Bovee and Thill continually revise their coverage in order to fully integrate the skills and issues that are important in today’s workplace. This integration is carried through chapter-opening vignettes, chapter content, model documents, end-of-chapter questions, communication cases, and test banks to make sure students practice the skills they’ll need, not just read about them in some anecdotal fashion.

  • Added value with unique, free resources for instructors and students. From the groundbreaking Real-Time Updates to Business Communication Headline News to Bovee and Thill’s videos for instructors, pictorial gallery, slide presentations, Twitter activity, Teaching Business Communication groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, their Ultimate Guide to Resources for Teaching Business Communication, and their@Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines Bovee and Thill adopters can take advantage of an unmatched array of free resources to enhance the classroom experience and keep course content fresh.

    Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill texts today! If you're using a text other than one written by Bovee and Thill, we guarantee you'll see the difference! Join the thousands of other instructors who have already made this discovery.
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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, December 1, 2014 6:33 PM


How many times have you heard an instructor say, “It really doesn’t make much difference which textbook I adopt. They’re all basically the same?”

 

Let’s examine the validity of this statement by taking a look at business communication textbooks by author team Bovee and Thill. Are their textbooks significantly different from other texts on the market? The answer is “yes,” on a number of levels.

  • Market-leading innovation. For more than three decades, Bovee and Thill texts have pioneered coverage of emerging trends and their implications for business communication. Bovee and Thill were the first authors to introduce social media to business communication textbooks. When some other textbooks were just starting to mention innovations such as blogging, for example, Bovee and Thill had already progressed to the profound changes these tools bring about, with unique content such as the social communication model and the nine compositional modes for electronic communication.

    Bovee and Thill’s business communication textbooks continue to lead the field with unmatched coverage of communication technologies, reflecting the expectations and opportunities in today’s workplace. In a recent survey of the top five business communication textbooks written by other authors, surprisingly, those texts included fewer than 25% of the 84 terms listed in the survey.

    Bovee and Thill will be the first authors to cover mobile business communication in their 2015-2016 editions. They explain how mobile technology is literally revolutionizing business communication. To quickly see the stark contrast of a Bovee and Thill text and a book you may be using, take this quick test about mobile business communication coverage. Also learn why you should teach your course within a mobile context by 2015-2016.


  • Up-to-date coverage that reflects today’s business communication practices and employer expectations. Technology, globalization, and other forces have dramatically changed the practice of business communication in recent years, even to the point of altering how people read and how messages should be constructed. To prepare students for today’s workplace, the business communication course needs to address contemporary skills, issues, and concepts, and Bovee and Thill do.

  • Practical advice informed by deep experience. Beyond the research and presentation of new ideas and tools, Bovee and Thill are among the most active and widely followed users of social media in the entire field of business communication. They don’t just write about new concepts; they have years of hands-on experience with blogging, content curation, search technologies, and other important tools. They are active participants in more than 45 social media sites.

  • Engaging coverage of real companies and contemporary issues in business communication. From chapter-opening vignettes to model documents to student activities, Bovee and Thill texts emphasize companies and issues that students already know about or are likely to find intriguing. For example, cases in recent editions have addressed location-based social networking (the business communication implications of the FourSquare game app), employer restrictions on social media, and the use of Twitter in the job-search process.

    Cases and exercises include microblogging, blogging, texting, emailing, social networking, web writing, portfolio building, as well as writing letters, memos, and reports. Is your text comparable in its variety of assignments that students are now expected to handle on the job?

  • Integrated learning. In sharp contrast to texts that tack on coverage of social media and other new topics, Bovee and Thill continually revise their coverage in order to fully integrate the skills and issues that are important in today’s workplace. This integration is carried through chapter-opening vignettes, chapter content, model documents, end-of-chapter questions, communication cases, and test banks to make sure students practice the skills they’ll need, not just read about them in some anecdotal fashion.

  • Added value with unique, free resources for instructors and students. From the groundbreaking Real-Time Updates to Business Communication Headline News to Bovee and Thill’s videos for instructors, pictorial gallery, slide presentations, Twitter activity, Teaching Business Communication groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, their Ultimate Guide to Resources for Teaching Business Communication, and their[url=/u/440732 x-already-notified=1]Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication[/url] Bovee and Thill adopters can take advantage of an unmatched array of free resources to enhance the classroom experience and keep course content fresh.

    Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill texts today! If you're using a text other than one written by Bovee and Thill, we guarantee you'll see the difference! Join the thousands of other instructors who have already made this discovery.
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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:13 AM

Bovee and Thill cover workplace issues throughout their business communication textbooks.


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Order examination copies of business communication textbooks written by the leading authors in the field.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:52 PM

Bovee and Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of mobile, social media, and digital communication, as they relate to business communication. The first authors to cover social media and digital ciommunication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.


Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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A Glimpse of What You Should Be Teaching about Mobile Business Communication and Business Presentations

A Glimpse of What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Business Presentations.

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Mobile Business Communication and Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette

What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette.

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Vital Links for Teaching Business Communication

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Explore these vital links for teaching a successful business communication course.

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Teach Your Students the Modern Slide Design That Many Presentation Specialists Now Advocate

The complaint of "death by PowerPoint" is often voiced by audiences forced to sit through screen after screen of overstuffed bullet-point slides.

But presentations don't need to be so dull. As students learn in Bovee and Thill texts, the most important design decision for a presentation is whether to use conventional structured slides or the looser, free-form slides that many presentation specialists now advocate. If the text you're currently using is teaching only conventional bullet-point slide design, it isn't preparing students for the expectations of today's workplace.


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Helping Students Adapt Their Resumes to the Challenges of Today's Job Market

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In today's tough job market, it's more important than ever for candidates to adapt their communication efforts to each opportunity they pursue. The latest editions of Bovee and Thill textbooks show students exactly how to do this in three realistic scenarios, using real job openings.

After you've watched this video, visit the sites below for additional information that will make your teaching easier and more effective. . .

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:33 PM

In today's tough job market, it's more important than ever for candidates to adapt their communication efforts to each opportunity they pursue. The latest editions of Bovee and Thill textbooks show students exactly how to do this in three realistic scenarios, using real job openings.

After you've watched this video, visit the sites below for additional information that will make your teaching easier and more effective. . .

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:18 PM

Identifying and landing a job can be a long and difficult process for students in today's market. Fortunately, the skills you're helping them develop in this course will give them a competitive advantage.

As with any message, understanding the target audience is vital in employment communication. This includes understanding the changing world of work and looking at the situation from the employer's perspective.

With these insights in mind, students can take steps—starting right now—to make themselves more valuable to potential employers.

Developing an employment portfolio and establishing a personal brand, even as a student, are important tasks, and the business communication course is an ideal venue for starting these efforts. . . .