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10 Online Reputation Management Tips for Job Seekers

10 Online Reputation Management Tips for Job Seekers | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Don't let questionable Facebook photos or Tweets, a bare-bones LinkedIn profile, or negative posts beyond your control derail an otherwise smooth job interview process. . .

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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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16 Questions You Should Never Ask at the End of a Job Interview

16 Questions You Should Never Ask at the End of a Job Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
You should always ask questions during a job interview — but steer clear of these.
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"When you're in the hot seat, there's a good chance your interviewer will turn the tables at some point and ask, "Do you have any questions for me?" . . .

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Seven Ways to Get People to Like and Respect You

Seven Ways to Get People to Like and Respect You | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Building credibility and respect is crucial to your success.
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"There are some simple, yet often forgotten, business principles that can build a positive professional reputation and keep your credibility intact.


Here are seven ways to convey that you are poised, polished, and ready to conduct business with the highest standards of professionalism." . . .

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"There are some simple, yet often forgotten, business principles that can build a positive professional reputation and keep your credibility intact.


Here are seven ways to convey that you are poised, polished, and ready to conduct business with the highest standards of professionalism." . . .

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Seven Ways to Get People to Like and Respect You

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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 Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course

Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
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15 Things That Should Never Be Put on a Resume

15 Things That Should Never Be Put on a Resume | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Career experts say to avoid these 15 things if you want your resume to steer clear of the trash pile.
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"How many times have you applied for a job and never heard back? 

You tell yourself, “They probably never saw it,” or, “Maybe I just wasn’t a good fit,” and you move on.


But, more likely, your resume just didn’t impress. . ."

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13 Resume Mistakes That Can Make Applicants Look Unprofessional

13 Resume Mistakes That Can Make Applicants Look Unprofessional | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Hiring pros share the faux pas they regularly find in real resumes, including wacky e-mail addresses, defunct phone numbers, and cookie-cutter templates.
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The Best Career Advice I Ever Got Came from a Man Who Chopped My $70 Tie in Half

The Best Career Advice I Ever Got Came from a Man Who Chopped My $70 Tie in Half | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Why every little detail is important.
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"The advice seems so simple but it is as not as easy to live it each day as it may seem." . . .



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They Loved Your G.P.A.-- Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A.-- Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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"At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout the presentation, she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter about her fellow attendees, repeatedly using a common expletive." . . .

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30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"Tough interview questions are supposed to challenge job candidates and make them think on their feet."

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 . . . the typical job interview [could be] “the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life,” writes Vicky Oliver in her book “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions.”


But you can be prepared ahead of time. We’ve compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver’s book — and how to answer them.

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How you react to a question matters just as much as the answer itself. How would you do if you were asked these questions in an interview today?

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8 Online Profile Picture Rules Every Professional Should Follow

8 Online Profile Picture Rules Every Professional Should Follow | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Your picture says a lot about you. Here are rules by career coach Barbara Pachter that every professional should follow.
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"If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does your professional photo say about you?


On a professional networking site such as LinkedIn, your picture may affect the opportunities that come your way — especially if you haven't met the other party in person." . . .



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Present This Overlooked Topic to Give Your Students the Competitive Edge in Today's Tough Job Market

What's New in Teaching Business Communication? Present This Overlooked Topic to Give Your Students the Competitive Edge  in Today's Tough Job Market -- Expert Speaker: Courtland Bovee

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Students have been communicating their entire lives, of course, but if they don't have a lot of work experience yet, meeting the expectations of a professional environment might require some adjustment.


Therefore, Bovee and Thill have included a section on "Communicating as a Professional," as well as a series of sidebars with the theme, "The Art of Professionalism" in Business Communication Today, 12th Edition. . .

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Students Should Use This Technique to Be Successful in Getting a Job

Students will have multiple opportunities to plan and refine their personal brand during the time they take a business communication course using a Bovee and Thill textbook."

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Chapter 8 offers tips on business applications of social media, which are key to personal branding, and our employment communication chapters guide students through the process of creating a résumé, building a network, and presenting themselves in interviews. Now, to give you an overview, here is what we teach students about a successful personal branding strategy. . .

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5 Interview Confidence Killers and How To Recover

5 Interview Confidence Killers and How To Recover | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
You just called the hiring manager the wrong name. Now what?
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"Your confidence is a balloon, and it's ready to burst. Add a little air for getting called in for an interview. Add a little air for researching common interview questions and practicing your answers. And then add a lot of air for truly feeling that, whoa, you are so perfect for this job and you know you're going to impress the heck out of your interviewers." . . .

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The Four Most Common Lies People Tell on Their Resumes

The Four Most Common Lies People Tell on Their Resumes | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
It's OK to be creative when crafting your resume, but you should never lie.
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"How can a fresh graduate get a job when companies only want to hire those with experience?


"The answer isn’t exaggerating, faking credentials or padding your resume. But it’s not 100% transparency, either." . . .

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8 Things You Should Never Write in a Cover Letter

8 Things You Should Never Write in a Cover Letter | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

VIDEO: It's just as important as the resume.

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"Applying for a job typically consists of providing two documents to your potential employer: a resume and a cover letter.


While simple improvements can be made to a fairly straightforward resume, writing an effective cover letter can be the tricky part. Be sure not to make these mistakes." . . .


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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

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Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.


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

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


Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill 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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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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A Speech Trend Called Vocal Fry Could Be Hurting People's Chances of Getting Hired

A Speech Trend Called Vocal Fry Could Be Hurting People's Chances of Getting Hired | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
In a new study, people said they were less likely to hire speakers who used the creaky-voiced affectation, particularly when they were female.
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10 Tips for Better Business Writing

10 Tips for Better Business Writing | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
The growing ubiquity of e-mail means that everyone in business, from lords of finance to programmers who dream in code, needs to write intelligently. By using simple, clear, precise language--and following a few other basic writing rules--you can become a better communicator.
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10 Tips for Teaching Better Business Writing

 

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Eight Lies Interviewers Tell Job Candidates

Eight Lies Interviewers Tell Job Candidates | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Interviewers regularly say things that aren’t entirely accurate and sometimes are outright false. Here are eight of the most common.
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To be clear, these statements aren’t lies every time an employer says them. But they’re inaccurate enough of the time that you shouldn’t take them at face value when you hear them.



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What Recruiters Look At During the 6 Seconds They Spend on a Resume

What Recruiters Look At During the 6 Seconds They Spend on a Resume | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
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Although we may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters’ decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of ”six seconds before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision” on candidates. 


The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to “record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task.”


In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.


The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters’ eye movements. The one on the right was looked at more thoroughly than the one of the left because of its clear and concise format.

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The Nine Worst Body Language Mistakes A Job Applicant Could Make in an Interview

The Nine Worst Body Language Mistakes A Job Applicant Could Make in an Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"As soon as you walk into a room, before you say anything, people are already trying to figure out who you are. What signals and messages are you sending with your posture and facial expressions?"

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"In a survey released by job site Career Builder, 48% of hiring managers said they know within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate is a good fit for the job. And the candidate’s body language is a top factor in their decisions."

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17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
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This how-to infographic walks the reader through optimizing their LinkedIn profile page.


This year has been a big one for LinkedIn. With new features like the Creative Portfolio Display, you now have the ability to visually showcase your professional portfolio. But before diving any deeper with the latest add-ons, does your LinkedIn profile have all the elements that will help you rise to the top? This new infographic has all the tips you need to elevate your LinkedIn profile. . .

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The Most Ridiculous Things People Did In Job Interviews This Past Year

The Most Ridiculous Things People Did In Job Interviews This Past Year | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"The new year is often a good time to reflect on the good and bad things that have happened in the past year."

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For staffing firm Robert Half, that means looking back on 12 months of bizarre interviews and the worst mistakes job candidates made.


Here are the highlights from the most extreme interview antics from 2013, which the company shared. . .

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