Email is now a part of our daily lives. A typical working professional sees an average of 88 emails a day. However, is anyone teaching the do’s and don’ts of email etiquette? Small mistakes can make a big difference in how your message is received. Here are some tips on how to be more professional when sending email. Email and texting are not the same forms of … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Email etiquette: Tips for professionalism
Preparing for the interview You got the call; you scored a job interview. Now to prepare. Many times, preparing for an interview takes more time than the interview itself, but it is worth it. A job interview is the first step to a lifetime of work, so plan accordingly. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next interview: Do your research At the very minimum, … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Approaching your job interview with confidence
Awards Dean’s Office Stephanie Bryant, College of Business Dean, was recognized on the Biz100 list published this fall by Biz417 magazine. Biz 100 is a recognition and celebration of the most influential business leaders in southwest Missouri. Xiao’ou (Sean) Gong, China programs specialist, was recognized for 5 years of service to the University at the annual Staff … [Read more...] about Faculty and Staff Spotlight
Your workplace appearance really does matter. If an employer sees you as a professional, they will treat you as one. Throughout my career, I have witnessed many workplace appearance mistakes. Here are a few tips to help you present yourself professionally. First impressions last. Whether it’s an interview, the first day on the job, or the first time you meet a new … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Don’t forget: Appearance Matters
Your cover letter/email is just as important as your resume, to many employers. A cover letter answers the question, why should I interview you? When applying for a professional position, (done online most of the time, now) you should always include a cover letter if it’s possible to do so. You can send the cover letter as a separate document or include it in the body of the … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Can your cover letter get you a job?