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.
When looking for a new job, don’t overlook the importance of culture. You won’t learn what you need to know by asking generic questions such as “What’s the culture like?” or “Are people treated well?”
Women apologize too much in the workplace, even as they take on leadership roles, says author and speaker Amber Mac. Here are the three biggest reasons women apologize and what they can do to curb it:
Employees often ask me, “How can I continue advancing my career after I feel I’ve hit a job plateau?” says Joan Burge. Anyone who asks that question is a go-getter.
Without resilience, fast-paced, difficult and ambiguous situations become difficult, and personal performance and health suffer, writes Amy Martinez, Center for Creative Leadership. Here are three ways to better your resilience:
Fear of success, when you’re too afraid to take risks and move forward with your goals, is similar to fear of failure. Both fears can hold you back from achieving your dreams and goals. Here are several strategies to help you overcome a fear of success:
Does swearing energize employees and demonstrate passion? Or does it cast a manager as out-of-control and unprofessional? Generally, the answer is the latter, say executive coaches and recruiters. But it depends. Used at the right time, with the right crowd, profanity can put a fine point on things.
Beware the evil twin that’s lurking in your workplace. Your staffers will see this evil sibling when they misinterpret your good intentions as something nefarious.
Networking is critical for building a great career, and there’s no better place to do it than a professional conference. A little preparation will help you get the most out of the experience. Tips from the pros:
Shut off the alerts on your phone to be more productive ... Use images and stories to improve your public speaking ... Set a social media policy you can memorize ... Make your boss feel appreciated ...
The next time you need a creative approach or solution, nix the disciplined mental focus and instead let your mind wander. In his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer says that laser-like focus actually inhibits creative thinking.