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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Executive search firm CEO Skip Freeman calls it “Fatal Career Mis­­take #4”—not branding yourself as a person who can save or make money for a company. These days, you won’t be hired merely because you have the know-how, he says. You’ve got to be a problem-solver.

Stupidity isn’t what stops good teams from being successful. More often, what happens is that people see a problem but choose not to speak up about it because raising the issue could be taboo. How to speak the truth without losing your job:

A recent survey by OfficeTeam reveals that one in five em­­ployees knows someone who has lied on his or her résumé. Here's the type of information employees are most often misrepresenting or exaggerating about:

A few bits of career counsel from Lilit Marcus’ Save the Assistants: A guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace: Know the difference between a job and a career. Do your job, and do it really, ­really well.  Pay your dues intelligently. Learn everybody’s name and develop the right allies.

Can you hear a colleague mention your name three cubicles over while in the middle of a task? If so, you can thank your Reticular Activating Center (RAS), which is similar to a big filter at the base of your brain. It’s up to you to program it for its highest and best use.
Focus on knowing where to get information quickly rather than knowing how to do everything ... Watch what you say on Face­book: More than 90% of job-screeners say they’re using social network tools to weed out applicants ... Take the lead in developing your own professional skills.

Daredevil Evel Knievel badly needed a comeback when he arrived in London in 1975 for yet another crazy motorcycle stunt. This time, he needed to jump over 13 buses. Knievel crashed. It was bad. Of course, he recanted his plans for retirement ...

According to a recent poll, Americans are unsatisfied with their work and their lives. People of all ages, and across income levels, are unhappy with their supervisors and not engaged with what they do. What, if anything, can you do about this dismal state of affairs?
Aiming high and going after a big goal, like the ant who aimed to move a rubber tree plant (in the pop song “High Hopes”), actually makes you happier, new research shows.
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