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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In this age of multitasking, it’s often more productive to “singletask.” By concentrating on one assignment at a time, you can deliver better results and minimize error.
Being active on LinkedIn has be­­come a career essential, but it can be a challenge. Kim Brown, Syra­­cuse Uni­­ver­­sity Career Services, spends a lot of time reviewing LinkedIn profiles and noticed people make these common mistakes.
It’s disappointing to get passed up for a promotion, and it’s frustrating when you believe you earned it. But if you find yourself in this position, don’t let it get you down for long. “Getting passed up should fuel your competitiveness and light a fire under you,” says LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel.
Have you ever felt punished for taking initiative and tackling a problem on the job? If so, you’re not alone, says productivity consultant Laura Stack. Don’t let that stop you in the future, though. Instead, consider who you may want to consult before you act again.
While you may feel like you have no control over the direction of your day, you can still create moments to pause and enjoy a mental and emotional respite from the hectic pace. Consider implementing these five tips to reset your mindset.
When Denton Cooley, 95, reflects on his storied career as a pioneering cardiovascular surgeon, he admits that he made some judgment errors as a young physician.
At work, you need individual goals that express what you want to be doing, says ClearCompany CEO Andre Lavoie, who explains the four characteristics of a smart employee goal.
With the holidays approaching, you might feel overwhelmed about everything you have to do. The trick, experts say, is careful planning and prioritization. Here’s how.

Soon after joining ABC as a 23-year-old, Bob Iger faced a dilemma. His manager assigned him tasks that he deemed ethically questionable. Iger, now chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co., decided to tell other ABC personnel about what he deemed his supervisor’s bad behavior. That backfired ...

To clean up your writing, trust your ears ... Replace quirky interview questions with analytical ones ... Pick the best time and place to speak up.
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