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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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The Millennials, also known as Gen Y, take a lot of criticism, but they are also savvy about several aspects of the working world today, says Ali Velshi, CNN’s chief business correspondent, who outlines what they know and you should, too.

Stress can show up in strange ways that you confuse for something else. You need to pay attention because chronic stress puts you at increased risk for serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and depression. Experts identify six signs that you could be overstressed.

Bob Pozen did not climb the ladder to become president of Fidelity Management & Research Co. by planning decades in advance. If you crane your neck too far ahead, you may lose sight of the significance of what you’re doing today and tomorrow.
Every office has a go-to guy or gal who people count on to deliver in any situation. It’s possible to become the go-to if you try, says Kelly Gurnett, assistant editor of Brazen Life.
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Career experts advise spending at least a couple of hours a week engaging in networking activities, including emails, phone calls and in-person contacts. You should also demonstrate your expertise online by sharing ideas and answering questions via social media and in online forums.

LinkedIn updated its user profiles in late 2012, and you’ll want to update yours to make it look great in the new format, says technology columnist Debra Donston-Miller.

Highlighting your achievements to those who can advance your career can be painfully awkward. But research shows that to get ahead, we have to make those with influence aware of our achievements. You want to be a human highlighter.

“What do I most need to be prepared for suddenly dealing with international cultures, people and ways of doing things? I’ve just landed a job with a big international marketing firm ... I get a little nervous when they tell me about all the different clients and projects involving so many different countries.”

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