Career Management

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Research shows that employees want to be happy at work, and a bump in salary is not the most effective way to achieve this, according to a survey by staffing company Spherion. But the good news is a lot of people already are happy at work, and you can steal some of their secrets to become happier yourself.  
These days it can feel like you never catch up at work. The Washington Post’s career coach, Joyce E.A. Russell, offers tips to help you get caught up once and for all.
On-the-job advancement isn't what every employee wants. We talked to a couple of career advisors about what to do if you feel you've already found your peak.
Even little things can affect your productivity in big ways, and making some simple changes to the way you approach your workday can pay off, says Lifehacker’s Eric Rav­­ens­­craft.
The best way to restore sanity to your schedule, see more of your family and still get your work done is simple, says Cal Newport, a Georgetown University business professor and author who also takes seriously being a good parent and partner.
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Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.

Setting goals is an essential step toward getting where you want to go in your career. But how do you choose the right goals and timelines for achieving them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

If you are incredibly shy, it can prevent you from networking, building relationships at work and volunteering for tasks that could take your career to the next level. While being shy is just fine, if you are feeling overlooked for promotions and other opportunities, it may be time to overcome your shyness and speak up for yourself.
The new year brings the greatest of intentions, and you may start off 2015 determined to change for the better. Still, with most resolutions—some studies say as much as 92%—failing, there is a good chance that you will fall short of your goals this year. That is, unless you put this advice to use.