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

"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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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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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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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

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.

 

Obtain a wealth of complimentary business communication classroom resources.

 

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Never Make These Mistakes in a Job Interview

Never Make These Mistakes in a Job Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
You'll ace a job interview by learning these dos and don'ts for phone interviews, video interviews and in-person interviews.
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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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How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets You the Job

How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets You the Job | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank you note can mean the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked."


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"More than half of job seekers never send a thank-you note, according to Wendy Enelow, founder and president of Career Thought Leaders. And as Business Insider's executive managing editor Jessica Liebman says, this is the No. 1 mistake people she interviews make."

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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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How to Continue Impressing the Company Throughout Every Single Interview Round

How to Continue Impressing the Company Throughout Every Single Interview Round | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

"'You nailed your interview. You answered “tell me about yourself” perfectly, discussed your relevant experience with ease, and established a great rapport with the hiring manager."

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"Well, as the rounds of interviews continue (think: second, third, and maybe even fourth), you’ll do some repackaging of old stories and introduce some new information. But the secret is not to go overboard either way. Here’s how to channel your inner Goldilocks and find the balance that’s just right."

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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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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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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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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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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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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 & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, 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 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.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"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."

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

"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 10 Networking Mistakes Will Get in the Way of Your Success

While communications technology has taken over many of our business interactions, studies show that 84% of people still prefer in-person meetings, and 85% say that in-person meetings build stronger, more meaningful business relationships.

Unfortunately, many of us underutilize this important resource due to a variety of mistakes we make when it comes to networking. According to career expert Ines Temple, president of LHH-DBM Peru and LHH Chile, these 10 specific networking mistakes can get in the way of your success.
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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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How to Turn Down a Job Offer Without Burning a Bridge

How to Turn Down a Job Offer Without Burning a Bridge | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

t"You might have a good reason to turn down a job offer, and at the same time you want to leave a positive association in the “losing” manager’s mind."

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"Sending a “no thanks” email message is fine when you’ve only met someone over the phone, but if a person put on a suit and came down to your facility and spent an hour with you and then doesn’t get hired, you owe them a live phone call to tell them that you’re hiring someone else." , , ,

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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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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.

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

"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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