Career Management

Successful career development is more than doing a good job. Dressing for success, business writing skills, career networking – all are vitally important.

Business Management Daily’s succinct, workplace-tested career advice is designed to help you position yourself to succeed in your chosen field.

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For many people, their cellphone is an extension of their arm during the workday. Some consider the device a distraction, but can it also be useful and increase productivity? For Lifehacker writer Mihir Patkar, the answer is yes.
A new University of Southern California study says brain processing speed increases from 5% to 20% when people are standing compared to sitting.
Research shows overconfidence can raise your status even if you don’t have the skills to back it up. A paper on the subject by Jessica Ken­­nedy of Vanderbilt University and Cam­­eron Anderson and Don Moore of UC Berkeley attempts to explain this phenomenon.

Most of us have had periods at work where it seems all we’re doing is putting out fires and dealing with interruptions. But when those occasional periods turn into everyday experience, it can lead quickly to burnout. Take this quiz and see how well you cope.

Focusing on bad feelings and experiences from the past can be a barrier to your present and fu­­ture success. So, how do you stop it?
If you’re shy, standoffish, awkward or all three, it will put a damper on your ability to get ahead. Try these tips from Barbara Pachter to let your guard down a little and be more approachable.
When you’re ready to make personal improvements, start with self-reflection, then track your progress with a personal feedback system, Sarah Chang writes.
Heather Huhman, founder and president of Come Recom­­­mended, suggests taking these steps a month before you decide to pop the question.
Feeling underappreciated can in­­tro­­duce bitterness into your work rela­­tionships, which will negatively affect your work. The lack of acknowl­­edgment for your contribution can lead to bad feelings and an unwillingness to compromise when it comes to making decisions with a partner or co-workers, write Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer of Banyan Family Business Advisors.
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