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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We’re about to be inundated with “year-in-review” stories from nearly every media outlet. Follow their lead and conduct your own review for the previous 12 months.

Are you trapped in the illusion that in order to achieve success you must take yourself seriously? Tactfully speaking, that’s just not the case.
You’re intelligent. You’re competent. You get the job done. But is anyone noticing your great qualities and skills? The quickest way to make sure they do is to speak up and share your ideas and opinions.

Even if you’re doing well in your career, getting good reviews and advancing at a solid clip, you may have times when you feel like you don’t really know what you’re doing and you’re just faking it, writes Jessica Stillman. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

Getting promoted is tougher than it used to be, writes Anne Fisher. Researchers at leadership development and coaching firm PDI Ninth House set out to analyze exactly what leads to a successful upward move.

These days, professionals need to establish a personal brand and sell it the same way a company does with its corporate brand, says Jesse Gant. Here are tips to help you boost your brand:

Aspiring to do the best job possible makes you an asset to your com­pany and an inspiration to your team, but working to the point of burnout doesn’t do anybody any favors.

No matter how much of a team player someone is, an employee is dispensable to her employer if she lacks bottom-line focus, writes Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy. Take a visible role in the overall success of your company with these tips:

While having a great résumé is the first step toward finding your dream job, it won’t guarantee it, Karl Malinowski writes on the Simply blog. Here’s what it takes to make the cut:
Failure and weakness are painful, but can be harnessed to your advantage, says Kevin Daum, a successful entrepreneur.
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