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.
You may think you know what the following words mean, but is it possible you’re mistaken? Grammar.net’s list of “10 Commonly Misunderstood Words in English” includes some real stumpers:
If your employee handbook hasn’t been updated in the past six months, it’s out of date.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:
Personnel changes can occur quickly and abruptly. So it makes sense to obtain letters of recommendations before you need them.
You crave it. And you probably don’t get enough of it. Here’s how to ask for feedback on your performance: Schedule it. Explain what you want. Don't fish for compliments. Ask for specifics. Stop being defensive ...
When Gina Amaro Rudan quit her job to start her own business, she realized that she needed other risk-takers in her life. So she made a “genius wish list” of 25 people whose stories intrigued her. Then she asked each of them for a conversation. Each successful conversation built her confidence.
The best managers aren’t just the ones who can extract the most productivity from their people, but the ones who produce great future managers. How can you be sure that your best people will someday be top-notch leaders themselves?
Colleagues may hesitate to share work if they’re not confident in your abilities. Here are some crafty ways to show others that you’re more than capable:
The latest technology trend? Going low-tech and “unplugging” to get our most meaningful work done. Many are realizing we may need to take drastic measures to “switch off.” Here are some low-tech suggestions:
Stop monopolizing a conversation. Every time someone asks you a question, ask one in return ... Resist the urge to do several things at once ... Avoid sending an email to the wrong person, with this tip from Patricia Robb, author of the “Laughing All the Way to Work” blog ...
What don’t managers want from employees? Check out this list of flaws that describe unsuccessful employees, according to their bosses. The list was compiled by John Featherstone, author of Start Hiring Winners: