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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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.
Take control of a panel interview. Making a great impression in a panel interview requires you to first figure out who you really need to impress ... Find a great networking event ...Boost your creativity by seeking diversity.
Talking about yourself and your accomplishments can be risky business. You don’t want to sell you or your work short, but coming off as pompous or clichéd can be bad for business, writes Jeff Haden for Inc.com.

Everyone has a communications pet peeve in the workplace, such as when people habitually “reply-all” to emails. But are any of your habits peeving somebody else? Four common bad habits, as well as steps to take to break them:

Administrative Professional Today recently spoke to Miriam Salpeter, career coach and author of Social Networking for Career Success, about how administrative profession­­als can combine social networking and traditional career strategies to empower their success.
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