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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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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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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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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

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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.


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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.


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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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Top Ways to Use Social Media for Getting a Job

Top Ways to Use Social Media for Getting a Job | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"Getting a job is difficult, but it's a well known fact that social media can make it an easier task. Here is the ultimate guide to using social for getting a job."

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Looking for a job on Social Media

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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 Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, January 7, 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. . . .

Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, January 7, 10:24 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. . .

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11 Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal

11 Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
A lot of interview questions may appear to be common, but if they don't have anything to do with your job requirements, there's a chance they're illegal.
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During job interviews, employers will try to gather as much information about you as possible, mostly through perfectly legal questioning, but sometimes through simple yet very illegal questions. 


It's up to the interviewee to recognize these questions for what they are. . .



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Social Employment Recruiting Goes Mobile

Social Employment Recruiting Goes Mobile | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
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20 Ways Students Ruin Their Chances During a Job Interview

20 Ways Students Ruin Their Chances During a Job Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"A big part of my job is recruiting, since I'm with a fast-growing company. I'm constantly looking for new talent, from interns to site leads."

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I've estimated that between career fairs and in-office interviews, I've interviewed over 150 people. This doesn't count phone interviews, which I usually do one or two of every day.


I'm no recruiting expert, but I've been taking notes during my time here and put together a list of what not to do during an interview process. Each one of these warnings comes from a real life experience I've had while interviewing someone. . .

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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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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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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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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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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, January 7, 10:22 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. . .

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

Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight:

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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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, January 7, 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. . .

Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, January 7, 10:23 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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How Mobile Job Search Is on the Rise

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Pricing In Resume Inflation Risks

Pricing In Resume Inflation Risks | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

There may be signs of improvement in the labor market – but the pressure for job seekers to find an edge is rising. It doesn’t matter if you have a GED or an MBA, human resource experts say more and more people are inflating their resumes to nail.

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