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 some people, mingling with others is unbearable at worst, awkward at best. Follow the advice of Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, to ease your anxiety when you find yourself in social settings.
The end of the year is approaching quickly, and you have much to do as 2015 winds down. Follow this advice to survive the busiest time of the year.
If you think you gaze morosely out your office window with a hangdog expression for hours on end now, you ain’t stared at nothing yet. The office life will soon hold far more possibilities for frustration and incremental depletion of the soul than you ever thought possible. The common thread among most of them? Why, it’s all the wonders that technology has given us! Here’s what we’re in for.
When someone from LinkedIn asks you to get coffee and talk about his new sales venture or business idea, it’s easy to write off the request because you’re too busy. But making the effort to oblige can benefit you, too, writes Wealthsimple CMO Jason Goldlist.
Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are essential to workplace culture. Make meetings worthwhile by using emotional intelligence to gauge how people work together and affect the entire organization, writes Splash Effect co-founder Hamza Khan.
The pressure to be liked at work can be frustrating and overwhelming, writes Katie Jansen, vice president of corporate marketing at AppLovin. But ultimately, trying to make everyone like you can make you less effective at your job. Here’s what you gain when you let go of being liked in the workplace.
“Sweatworking” is the newest way to connect with professional contacts ... You’ll soon be able to control your entire house with Siri voice com­­mands ... Watch what you write in your work emails; they can be used against you.
The biggest difference between the admin support pro of yesteryear and the one that excels today boils down to the ability to not just respond to the boss, but think like the boss.
We reached out to some career experts to find out more about performance improvement plans and what it means when you’re put on one.
Office Dynamics founder and Presi­­­­­dent Joan Burge has been coaching administrative assistants for more than 25 years. Over time, she realized she was teaching the same things over and over, which gave her the idea to develop an operational guide to help executives and their assistants work together more effectively. This year, she partnered with career coach, writer and speaker Chrissy Scivicque to write Executives and Assistants, Working in Partnership: The Definitive Guide to Success.
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