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This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about application letters, resumes, career planning, and a variety of employment issues. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of employment, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, go to http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting: A Candidate's Perspective

Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting: A Candidate's Perspective | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
AI will change how we apply for positions in the future, but honesty will still be the best policy when it comes to landing a job.
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Which Business Communication Textbooks Have the Most Comprehensive Coverage of Employment Topics?

Which business communication textbook have the most comprehensive coverage of employment topics? Which textbooks are noted for their leading-edge coverage?

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Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands

Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Most students preparing to enter or reenter the job market have probably heard the advice to develop a personal brand but might not know how to proceed. Here's how.

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A Recruiter Who's Held 5,000 Job Interviews Explains the Strategy That Always Catches His Eye

A Recruiter Who's Held 5,000 Job Interviews Explains the Strategy That Always Catches His Eye | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Longtime PwC recruiter Rod Adams says that the best candidates send thoughtful follow-ups.
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"Over the course of his career with the "Big Four" accounting firm, Adams has interviewed about 5,000 candidates.

 

"He says that most interviewees follow up after the interview. They call, mail handwritten notes, and send emails.

 

"But Adams doesn't care about the medium of the note.

He's looking for one thing: . . ."

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How to Pull Yourself Through a Rough Job Search When You Feel Like Giving Up

How to Pull Yourself Through a Rough Job Search When You Feel Like Giving Up | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"Here’s how to cope with some of the hardest moments in the job search, according to real people who went through it—and came out alive."

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"Job searching is hard. It’s hard for most people—for me, for you, for your friend’s friend’s cousin. I can’t tell you that your experience is better or worse than anyone else’s, and I can’t tell you you’ll immediately end up exactly where you want to be. But I can tell you you’re not alone." . . .

 

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A Woman Who Has Reviewed More Than 40,000 Résumés Outlines the 8 Most Annoying Mistakes She Sees

A Woman Who Has Reviewed More Than 40,000 Résumés Outlines the 8 Most Annoying Mistakes She Sees | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Tina Nicolai estimates that she has read more than 40,000 résumés.


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"Tina Nicolai estimates that she has read more than 40,000 résumés since launching Résumé Writers' Ink in 2010.

 

"That's a lot of CVs. Over the years, Nicolai says, certain annoying mistakes tend to come up quite a lot.

"Some of these errors may not seem like a huge deal. In a competitive job market, though, they might be the difference from snagging your dream job and having your résumé thrown in the garbage.

"Here are Nicolai's picks for the most annoying mistakes you can make on a résumé:"

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These Are the Worst Mistakes We Have Seen Young People Make in Job Interviews

These Are the Worst Mistakes We Have Seen Young People Make in Job Interviews | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"But ... young people are human, too. They make mistakes. And the following mistakes have cost them their jobs . . ."

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting and Employment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting and Employment | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is revolutionizing the recruiting industry. Machine learning is a growing and diverse field of artificial ntelligence which studies algorithms that are capable of automatically learning from data and making predictions based on data.

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The Future of Communication: Blind Auditions

The Future of Communication: Blind Auditions | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Most people like to think they are unbiased and capable of making fair, objectives decisions when it comes to judging or assessing others. Unfortunately, that is far from reality.

 

Decades of research suggests that unconscious or implicit bias is universal, and these attitudes and stereotypes affect decision making in ways that people aren’t aware of. Even people who consciously go out of their way to avoid biased assumptions can be influenced by unconscious biases that have been accumulating since childhood.

 

Implicit bias has been a longstanding concern in job interviewing and hiring decisions. A classic case that opened many eyes to the problem involved classical musicians auditioning for symphony orchestras.

 

In the 1970s, women made up only 5 percent of professional symphony musicians. Orchestras gradually moved to blind auditions, where the performer is hidden behind a curtain so the people evaluating them can hear but not see them—meaning they can’t make judgments based on gender, age, appearances, or anything other than how well the musicians play.

 

Within a decade, the ratio of women had risen to 25 percent.

 

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I Tried the Software That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Scan Job Applicants via Video for Companies Such as Goldman Sachs and Unilever, and It's Not as Creepy as It Sounds

I Tried the Software That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Scan Job Applicants via Video for Companies Such as Goldman Sachs and Unilever, and It's Not as Creepy as It Sounds | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

If HireVue is correct, using artificial intelligence to screen job applicants is a glimpse at the future of recruiting."

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"Mark Newman founded HireVue as a video interview platform. It saved recruiters time by allowing candidates to record answers to interview questions and upload them to a database where recruiters could easily compare how applicants presented themselves." . . .

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Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands

Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

With a professional story arc as a guide, construct a brand pyramid that has all the relevant support points needed to build a personal brand message.

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Most students preparing to enter or reenter the job market have probably heard the advice to develop a personal brand but might not know how to proceed. Here are five steps that can make the task feel easier and more authentic.

 

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150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers, and Blunders Ever

150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers, and Blunders Ever | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
People write the strangest things on their resumes, sometimes downright hysterical. Why should only recruiting managers get to laugh at these? The Top 10 are at the bottom. Enjoy
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A Social Media Starter's Guide For Job Seekers

A Social Media Starter's Guide For Job Seekers | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Looking for a job for the first time in over a decade can be a lot like trying to date again after getting divorced from a long marriage. You can try to do it the same way you did when you were much younger, but you would have much more success using social media to find the right match. If you aren’t sure where to start, this list will introduce you to how each major social media channel can help build your personal brand online and network like an all-star.
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