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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Psychologists have shown how our minds often fail to see what’s right in front of us. That means any of us could fail to see the ethical big picture and almost unknowingly make an unethical choice. How to make sure you don’t fall into that trap?
Office workers who take an email hiatus focus on a single task for longer stretches of time and have lower stress levels, according to a new study by the University of California and U.S. Army researchers.

Who needs a good memory, with all the tech gadgets to help you? Technology helps, but a good memory will serve you well when you need to recall someone’s name, or make a mental to-do list. Here are four memory techniques to practice and improve upon:

The secret weapon to boost your career could be a tool often associated with 15-year-old girls: a diary.
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.
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