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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If you’re introverted, networking can seem daunting. To meet the challenge, Marcelle Yeager, blogger for U.S. News & World Report and co-founder, Career Valet, offers 5 tips.
When you start a new job, you need to know the people who get things done, have strong ideas and can point you in the right direction as you do your job. You definitely want to connect with them, but they aren’t always pointed out to new employees.
Even the most confident leaders may cringe when entering a crowded room of strangers. And introverts face special challenges. How do you make the experience pay off?
Follow the unwritten rules of networking ... Extend your Wi-Fi with plug-in device ... Stop wasting so much time on planning.
Undoubtedly, LinkedIn is the social media tool of choice for professionals. Whether you are building your network to gain career opportunities, reach potential contacts or stay connected with peers and colleagues, make sure you follow these rules.
What is one of the top skills needed for a successful IT career? Inter­­per­­sonal communication, says Eric Bloom, a former CIO, and president of Man­­ager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in IT leadership development.
Managing up is an important skill for admins at every level to master. Melba Duncan, president of The Duncan Group and author of The New Executive Assistant, offers these seven tips to help you improve your ability.
Making a few small changes to your morning routine can give you a serious boost of productivity, writes John Brandon, an Inc. contributing editor. He suggests doing these eight things at the start of each day.

Your boss holds the keys to your next pay raise, that potential promotion and even whether you can take a vacation this summer. Do your best to foster a positive relationship with the person who has so much influence over your future.

While it’s easy to point fingers at your boss, co-workers or even your “unfair” workload, you could be responsible for your own failures. Are you sabotaging your own productivity and work quality with these actions?
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