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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Some airlines are now selling in-flight data packages instead of providing unlimited Wi-Fi at a flat rate, reports Runway Girl Network contributing writer Paul Thompson. The problem with this model is that you can use up a data package very quickly and going over can result in additional charges.

If your employee handbook hasn’t been updated in the past six months, it’s out of date. Because employment laws and your business are in a constant state of flux, it’s critical to keep your personnel policies up-to-date. In light of recent legal changes, be sure your policies include these updates:

Working outside the home and raising children at the same time can be a challenge, but there are ways to do both successfully, says computer programmer and productivity blogger L.J. Earnest.
What makes someone a professional? Is it an advanced degree and typically white-collar job? No, says management and leadership expert Dan McCarthy. Pro­­fes­­sionalism is a quality everyone can display.
Everyone needs a mentor, a coach and a sponsor to help them grow and excel in their careers, says Brazen Careerist writer Lorena Knapp. She explains what each does to help.
It turns out you don't even need to get into scrapes with your co-workers to raise the tension level all around you. If you accumulate five points in one week using this scorecard, you may be on the road to becoming one of those employees people whisper about. If you rack up more than 10 ... hoooo boy.
When you meet a co-worker, employee, customer or other business associate for the first time, ask these questions to break the ice and build instant connections.
If you’re suffering from a chronic case of the Sunday night blues, constantly dreading going back to work on Monday, then it may be time to find a new job or revamp your current one. Caroline Dowd-Higgins, director of professional enrichment at the Indiana University Alumni Association, offers some suggestions to help you do just that.
Many people struggle to achieve work/life balance, but they may be better served by working toward work/life integration. Balance means focusing all your energy on work during work hours and leaving plenty of time to do all your personal tasks and socializing without thinking about work. But most of us can’t achieve that.
In addition to the conventional admin duties and top-notch technical skills, today’s professionals need to add proficiency in meeting/event planning, cloud-based apps, social media, database management and website maintenance, says Robert Hosking, Executive Direc­­­tor of Office Team. Here are 5 skills employers are adding to job descriptions, he says.
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