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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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The Benefits of an Online Job Search

The Benefits of an Online Job Search | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

It was a time-consuming and tedious process that required dedicated attention from the job seeker. However, the growing prominence of internet has changed the way we search for jobs. With numerous job search portals dedicated for . . .


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Equipping Your Job Search Tool Belt: 6 Things Every Job Seeker Needs

Equipping Your Job Search Tool Belt: 6 Things Every Job Seeker Needs | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Equipping Your Job Search Tool Belt: 6 Things Every Job Seeker Needs


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Job Interview Questions

Job Interview Questions | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Just in case you needed a reminder that it's a good idea to practice interviewing . . .


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Using Twitter to Teach Message Organization, Composition, and Revision

Using Twitter to Teach Message Organization, Composition, and Revision | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Twitter offers some interesting possibilities for teaching business writing skills. The 140-character limit forces writers to distill their messages to the essentials, and planning a multi-tweet message can expand this practice in clarity by encouraging writers to think through a unified sequence of points that support a primary headline tweet.


Presentation expert Cliff Atkinson suggested the Rule of Four Tweets as a tool for planning presentations, based on the realization that many presentation audiences now use Twitter as a live backchannel during presentations. . .

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5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
We're seeing more and more recruiters use the web as a place to search for talent and conduct employment background searches.

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Job Interview? Four Tips to Sell Yourself

Job Interview? Four Tips to Sell Yourself | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

A job interview is like a super-stressful sales call -- where the product is you. Use these tips to land your dream job.


Via Barb Jemmott, Antonios Bouris
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E-Portfolios: A Useful Tool in Roday’s Job Market

E-Portfolios: A Useful Tool in Roday’s Job Market | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

During the hiring process, employers may encounter an applicant with an electronic portfolio. An ePortfolio is a digital archive of items (audio/video clips, text, graphics or examples of work) that showcases a person's work. ePortfolios have been used since the early 1990s, evolving from . . .

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Stand Out with a Creative Graphic Résumé

Stand Out with a Creative Graphic Résumé | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Put a creative spin on otherwise boring information. This is especially important for people in creative fields such as design and marketing.


Each of the designs you'll see here really reflect the creativity and style of its designer, and there’s not much room for copying, but I hope this will inspire you to put a fresh spin on your résumé or portfolio site as well. . .

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Google Recruiter Reveals The Biggest Mistake Job Candidates Make

Google Recruiter Reveals The Biggest Mistake Job Candidates Make | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Now you can finally learn how to land a job at Google. One of the company's top recruiters, Micheal Junge, is publishing a book, Purple Squirrel — a term used by employers to describe hard-to-find talent — in a few weeks.


He spoke with Connie Loizos at PeHubabout what recruiters are looking for in job candidates. A few interesting takeaways:  . . .

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10 Words That Ruin a Resume

10 Words That Ruin a Resume | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

These 10 words and phrases can ruin your resume.


[Well, what is true of an old-fashioned résumé is equally true for an ePortfolio! - RT]

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Creating an ePortfolio for your Job Search « Awesomania!

Creating an ePortfolio for your Job Search « Awesomania! | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
I've decided to share a post I wrote for the SI Career blog last year about building an e-portfolio.
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Job Hunting on Facebook

Job Hunting on Facebook | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
With the unstable economy, the Wall Street protests, and the alarmingly high unemployment rate of 9.1, the mention of job hunting is a sore subject for many Americans. People who have jobs are dreading a pink slip, while ...
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10 Myths About Job Searching - U.S. News & World Report Blog

10 Myths About Job Searching - U.S. News & World Report Blog | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

10 Myths About Job Searching from U.S. News & World Report


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How a 140-Character Twitter Resume Could Land Your Next Job

How a 140-Character Twitter Resume Could Land Your Next Job | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
In essence, a Twesume is a short bio or resume condensed into 140 characters or less, which can be tweeted, messaged or emailed to potential employers.

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Résumé Writing: Using a Partner to Get Unstuck

Résumé Writing: Using a Partner to Get Unstuck | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Many people find it difficult to write about themselves when preparing a resume, and the importance of having a compelling resume in today’s tough employment market isn’t making the task any easier.

Teaming up with a partner to work on each other’s resume can help, particularly on the qualifications summary or other introductory statement, . . .

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20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

A great showcase design post of some truly creative and inspiration resume designs. which I'm sure would impress any potential employer. . .


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How Not to Write a Resume

How Not to Write a Resume | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
The job hunter who listed his former bosses as references — all of whom had fired him — didn’t get an interview. Neither did the applicant who listed his ability to do the moonwalk as his special skill.
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Quiz: How Do I Apply for Jobs Online?

Quiz: How Do I Apply for Jobs Online? | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

For the most part, e-mail makes our lives easier. It allows for instant written communication. It grants us permission to politely ignore friends and contacts for hours or even days at a time. 

 

 

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The 25 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Asked This Year

The 25 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Asked This Year | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Forget the standard, "Tell me about yourself," question. Some interviewers go above and beyond to test their prospective employees.


Before they were banned, Google asked interviewees some of the most ridiculous questions we've ever heard of, including how much it would cost to wash all the windows in Seattle, and why manhole covers are round.


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The Most Outlandish Resume Mistakes Ever

The Most Outlandish Resume Mistakes Ever | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Listing your dog as a reference on a job application or including your ability to do the moonwalk as a special skill may grab a potential employer's attention, but it won't land you the job.
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What Are the Top 3 Resume Misconceptions I Hear?

What Are the Top 3 Resume Misconceptions I Hear? | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Like many other professionals who have spent years in the career marketing industry, I have seen many, many resumes.

Here’s my Top 3 Misconceptions that will help you change the course of your career search.

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The Most Creative Infographic Resume

The Most Creative Infographic Resume | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Infographic Resume of Jonha Revesencio. It is an attempt to showcase the experience in community building and management

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Facebook's Ben Barry On How To Hack Your Job

Facebook's Ben Barry On How To Hack Your Job | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
We talk to the founder of Facebook's Analog Research Laboratory about taking initiative, carving out a niche, and building the job you want.
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