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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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The “next version of yourself” is not a destination. You’ll never arrive at a point where you’ve perfected yourself. Some thoughts on sustaining your journey, from Mary Jo Asmus:
Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jack­­son, or Elvis … we can learn a lot from these pop culture icons. I’m not suggesting you wear a dress made of meat, highlight body parts with tassels or moon dance between cubicles. Yet, here are four lessons pop culture icons can teach us:
Twitter requires a little restraint: first because of the 140-character limit and second because, in the words of a top tweeter, you’ll want to “think before you click.”
Your personal brand is ultimately about maintaining a consistent, professional presence online—on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs—and in the real world.

Some people succeed despite themselves—or maybe there’s more to it than that. Consider the story of Leonard, a man with an eighth-grade education who made it big in construction.

Does unethical behavior beget more unethical behavior? Author and professor Dan Ariely has seen how people are more likely to lie and cheat after seeing others behave dishonestly.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the project in front of you, remind yourself that you need only do one small part of it at a time. If you can finish one small part, you can move on to the next small part.

“The issues most people struggle with have little to do with our ability to do the work,” says Quint Studer, author of The Great Employee Handbook: Making Work and Life Better. “It’s all the things that happen around the work. ... It’s whether we make life easier for our co-workers or more difficult.” He offers these four workplace secrets:

Whether you're stuck on the elevator with the CEO or meeting new people at a networking event, 'power chatting' can be your ticket to making a good impression. Here's how to make those conversations work in your favor.

How essential is the latest technology to today’s Gen Y workers, or those ages 18 to 29? In a recent Workplace Options survey, 92% of Gen Y respondents said that offering access to the latest technology makes employers more attractive than their competition.

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