Eng 310 Ch. 18 Lecture Notes

Eng 310 Ch. 18 Lecture Notes - COMS330214Putnam

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COMS 3302-14-Putnam Building Careers and Writing Resumés Chapter 18 Building Your Career with Communication Skills Understanding Today’s Dynamic Workplace Some realities that will impact your career in the years ahead: 1. Stability in careers      is going the way of the dinosaur. Consequently workers have to make  themselves versatile, flexible, and acquire skills that make them invaluable. 2. Lifetime employment      is a rarity as well.  3. Growth in small business     —more now than ever in the past and likely continued growth in  this area 4. Increase in independent contractors     —like small businesses, this area is a growth field 5. Changing view of job-hopping     —never good to job-hop a lot but the view is such it is largely  inevitable, especially early on in your career. The Job Search: Where to look Research indicates that most professional positions are found via (1)  networking  (page 508-09). The  second most common way is via some type of (2)   professional placement agency . Be aware,  however, that some of them will charge you for the service and their interest may not be the same as  your interests. The least effective way to find a career position is through the (3)  
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Eng 310 Ch. 18 Lecture Notes - COMS330214Putnam

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