Chapter 7: Professional Communication
You are now able to understand how important communication skills are to the practice and continued professionalism expected in business settings. You are now more qualified to begin identifying your career goals and with continued practice, you can be successful in our global, intercultural world. Now that you have been introduced to the NACE career readiness competencies, you are ready to begin your journey as a student toward career professionalism and success. The Indiana State University Career Center provides a significant campus resource as you prepare for your future. As part of your career readiness initiative, you will complete My Plan through ISU.
- How can the career readiness competencies prepare you for a successful transition into the workplace?
- Interview one person whose job involves writing. This can include writing e-mails, reports, proposals, invoices, or any other form of business document. Where did this person learn to write? What would they include as essential steps to learning to write for success in business? What is the benefit of networking while you are in college?
- Make a list of the written communication that you read, skim, or produce in a one day. Please share your results with the class.
- Identify a company that you might be interested in working for. Use the resources described in this section to research information about the company, the kinds of jobs it hires people to do, and the needs and goals of the organization. Share your findings with your classmates.
- Consider a culture with which you have had little interaction. Write down at least five terms to describe that culture.
- audio-only interaction
- audio-visual interaction
- career readiness
- elevator pitch
- employment interview
- group dynamics
- hard skills
- online profile page
- page views
- rite of initiation
- soft skills
- talking points
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