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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A great personal network isn’t necessarily one with a lot of connections—it’s one with quality connections who will refer clients to you or endorse you in a way that helps advance your career, says Joanne Black, author of No More Cold Calling.
Mistakes can be a valuable learning opportunity and a chance to boost your career, says author and consultant Jay Heinrichs, who recommends these four steps.
Get ahead by talking less ... Take 90 days to decide if it’s time to make a career move ... Use Grand Central Station's trick for preventing chaos.
In business, success comes with a simple equation: Set a goal + achieve the goal = success. According to this logic, if you set a goal and don’t achieve it, you have failed. But everyone has a fear of failure. Successful people manage to overcome this fear, as well as the fear of criticism and rejection.
When the job gets too far out of whack, it’s probably time for you to move on and even in this still-difficult economy, there are plenty of opportunities to do so, says Glassdoor career and workplace expert Heather Huhman. She offers 10 signs that it’s time for you to let your old job go and look for a new one.
The “H” factor, missing from most models of personality such as Myers-Briggs, refers to honesty and humility. It’s part of a model developed more than a decade ago by two Canadian psychology professors immersed in the “Big Five” personality traits.
The only true measure of your success is how happy you are, says sales expert Geoffrey James, who offers six simple habits that can help you be happier.

You know how important a positive air is to success and happiness—to the point where, if you don’t feel it, manufacture it. Try these tactics.

Some companies are taking a new approach toward employees who retire or leave to pursue new challenges. They are establishing groups to help everyone stay in touch and keep the lines of communication open. These programs have many em­ployees wondering what the company benefits from in return.

You want to improve yourself, but who has time to read all of those self-help books? Never fear, the staff at New York Magazine did the work for you and summarized the key advice contained in some of the best.
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