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

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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The 15 Wackiest Things People Have Listed on Their Resumes

The 15 Wackiest Things People Have Listed on Their Resumes | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Given that 45 percent of human resources managers say they spend less than a minute, on average, on each job application they see, it’s understandable that some people might go overboard in trying to bring some individuality to their work history. But would you list your unique ability to do the moonwalk in the “special skills” section of your resume?


That’s actually not the wackiest resume mistake. . .

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10 Scary Mistakes Job Seekers Make

10 Scary Mistakes Job Seekers Make | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Make sure that you aren't frightening off hiring managers and squandering opportunities to land jobs.


Is it time to dress up your job search strategy?You don't need to transform into someone else altogether, but if you haven't been successful in the past, make sure you avoid these 10 scary job search mistakes. . .


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30 Steps to Becoming a Better Business Communication Instructor

Are you looking for a textbook with the perfect balance of timeless principles and cutting-edge practices? Excellence in Business Communication, 10th Edition, offers this perfect balance, because it helps students master the fundamentals of professional communication while also preparing them for the broader expectations they'll encounter in today's workplace. This video takes you step-by-step through the 30 elements included in this text that will help you become a better business communication instructor.


Excellence in Business Communication has been used by over 2 million students to help them master essential skills for succeeding on the job. This tenth edition extends that tradition by offering an unmatched set of tools that simplify teaching, promote active learning, and stimulate critical thinking


Note: For more information about Bovee & Thill textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.


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‘I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?’

‘I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?’ | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
"Your next job application could require a social media background check. Odds are, you have no clue what that means. Nobody does. It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach."
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

We ran background checks on six Gizmodo employees. Here's what we found, and why you should both freak out about and embrace it.


First, some context: In May, the FTC gave a company called Social Intelligence the green light to run background checks of your Internet and social media history. The media made a big hulabaloo out of the ruling. And it largely got two important facts wrong. . .

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33 Indispensable Keys to Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course

Are you covering the right topics for your course to be considered up to date? For example, are you giving adequate coverage to social media and electronic communication? Find out now if your course measures up.


Business communication is undergoing dramatic change. Discover the 33 keys to teaching a modern business communication course, so that your students will be prepared for today's challenging workplaces.


Note: For more information about Bovee & Thill textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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There's a Panic Reset Button That Can Help a Person Remain Calm During the Job Interview

There's a Panic Reset Button That Can Help a Person Remain Calm During the Job Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Business psychologist, Dr. Sharon Melnick, tells us how to be successful under stress.

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

It may be hard to manage stress levels and stay motivated during the job hunt, especially if you feel like you're not in control of the situation. 


But thinking this way is the exact reason why you feel nervous inside.

And then "you won't cope so well. You'll lose your critical-thinking abilities," Dr. Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of the book Success Under Stress, tells us. 

In this interview, Melnick gives us some tips on how job seekers can maintain stress levels by pushing their "panic reset button," which activates a nerve in order to "loosen the area around the heart." . . .

 


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Bovée & Thill: Real-Time Updates

Bovée & Thill:  Real-Time Updates | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Get daily automatic updates, including videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, podcasts, and articles, chapter-by-chapter, for each of Bovee and Thill's textbooks. For adopters only.


Only Bovee & Thill provide this unique service. It is is not available for any other textbooks on the market today.

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Web Profiles Haunt Students

Web Profiles Haunt Students | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

A growing number of top-ranked U.S. colleges say they are finding objectionable material online that hurts the chances of prospective freshmen.


About a quarter of admissions officers at the nation's top 500 colleges have used websites such as Facebook and Google to vet applicants, according to an annual Kaplan Test Prep survey. Of those, more than one-third say they have found something that has hurt a student's chance of admission, up from 12% last year. . .

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Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

A look at the numerous options for putting together an online web design portfolio, including a list of tools, themes and templates.

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Seven Things You Can Do After a Really Bad Job Interview

Seven Things You Can Do After a Really Bad Job Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Have you ever left a job interview knowing you completely bombed it? Chances are you have—and you probably dealt with it by beating yourself up and abandoning that opportunity.


But walking away from the job or employer with a negative attitude won’t benefit anyone. . .


Note: Of all the texts on the market, Bovee & Thill offer the most detailed and helpful coverage of the job interview process.


For more information about their texts, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors

Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
Created by Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years, and the recognized leaders in social and electronic media.
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10 Tools People Need to Land a Dream Job

10 Tools People Need to Land a Dream Job | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
You'll need much more than a well-crafted resume.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

The student spent hours crafting the perfect resume. The format is eye-catching, the paper feels substantial, and the wording is practically Pulitzer Prize(r)-winning.


But students will need much more than well-crafted resumes if they want to land that all-important first job. . .

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Digital First Impressions Can Make or Break a Job Search

Digital First Impressions Can Make or Break a Job Search | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Job seekers should become aware that 92 percent of companies now extensively employ social media to recruit... specifically Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Tips for Writing a Résumé in a Digital World

Tips for Writing a Résumé in a Digital World | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Note: Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will also read about e-portfolios and see an example of an infographic resume.




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Why Students Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One)

Why Students Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One) | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Using social media in your job hunt doesn't just mean having a LinkedIn profile anymore. Here's everything you need to know about creating a social resume that'll get you noticed.


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

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.


To learn more about Bovee & Thill's business communication textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog today!

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Beyond the traditional resume -

Garry Klein's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:01 AM

We live in an increasingly social media world, you might as well plan on finding a job through it.

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Is This Fake Amazon Page the Best Online Resume Ever?

Is This Fake Amazon Page the Best Online Resume Ever? | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
We don't actually know if Philippe Dubost is any good at his job. But boy, can he throw together a resume. Dubost, a web product manager currently based in Paris, is looking to ...


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

Philippe Dubost, a web product manager currently based in Paris, is looking to travel for his next position. So he decided to make his CV stand out anywhere in the world — by mimicking an Amazon product page.


The result, "Philippe's Amazing Resume," is a pitch-perfect pastiche. Suggesting that you add the applicant to your shopping cart to see his price is such a clever way of asking to be hired, we're amazed no one thought of it before. Especially when followed by the urgent reminder: "only 1 left in stock. Order soon!" . . .


Do you agree that this is an effective approach? Why or why not?


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25 Ridiculous Interview Questions Job Applicants Need To Be Prepared For

25 Ridiculous Interview Questions Job Applicants Need To Be Prepared For | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

“If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?”






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

Although there are no "correct" answers, wacky interview questions are supposed to reveal your ability to think on your feet.


As competition for coveted jobs become more intense, you need to be prepared in case you're asked any mind-numbing teasers during the elimination process. . .


Note: Bovee & Thill offer exceptional coverage of resumes, including traditional resumes, an inforgraphic resume, multimedia resume, and a social media resume.

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A Personal Branding Checklist for Students

A Personal Branding Checklist for Students | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

This process for creating and promoting your personal brand will ensure you are in control of how the world sees you.


Note: Bovee & Thill give students extensive advice for creating a personal brand ("The Story of You") in a Prologue in each of their business communication texts.

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Bovee and Thill Video Channel

Bovee and Thill Video Channel | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Visit Bovee & Thill's Video Channel where you'll see more than 30 videos from Bovee & Thill, the authors of the world's leading textbooks in business communication and business writing.

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No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

No More Résumés, Say Some Firms | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

At most companies, résumés are still the first step of the recruiting process, even at supposedly nontraditional places like Google Inc., which hired about 7,000 people in last year, after receiving some two million résumés. Google has an army of hundreds of recruiters who actually read every one, says Todd Carlisle, the technology firm's director of staffing.


But some companies are skipping résumés, saying the staid requirement doesn't provide much depth about a job candidate.  . .


Note: Bovee & Thill offer exceptional coverage of resumes, including traditional resumes, an inforgraphic resume, multimedia resume, and a social media resume.

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13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google and Other Top Jobs

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google and Other Top Jobs | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

One looks like a movie poster. Another is a Facebook profile. One even requires a bar code.


Are these insanely creative resumes a waste of time? Possibly, but these resumes landed job interview for their creators.


We asked career coaches if and when it pays to be creative. The consensus: It depends on where you're applying.

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Infographic Visual Resumes

Infographic Visual Resumes | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Great infographic resume designs from around the world.


Note: Bovee & Thill are the only authors to show an infographic resume in their textbooks. For more information about Bovee & Thill textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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What A Thank-You Letter Should Say When the Job Applicant Bombed the Interview

What A Thank-You Letter Should Say When the Job Applicant Bombed the Interview | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

After a job interview, you shouldn't disregard the importance of a thank-you letter.


Most of the time, the thank-you letter is just a nice gesture to show your gratitude for the interviewer's time. But if that time you spent together didn't go as smoothly as you would've hoped, what else do you say in the thank-you letter other than "thank you"? . . .


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