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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An important part of recovering from your mistakes is to stay humble and avoid becoming defensive when someone points them out to you.
Sharon Salzberg is an author, meditation in­­struc­­tor and founder of the Insight Medi­­­­ta­tion Soci­­ety. Recently, she answered questions about how administrative professionals can find more happiness in their work.

Do you feel like it’s high time you started making more money? Are you trying to build up the confidence to initiate a conversation about your compensation? If so, you may be wondering what to say and how to say it.

Projecting confidence can be critical to your professional success, says Piera Palazzolo, a vice president, Dale Carnegie Training. She offers four tips to help you feel and act confident with new groups.
Continuing to learn throughout your life keeps you sharp and can enrich your career. To be a great lifelong learner, take these tips from Sharan Merriam, a University of Georgia professor of adult and continuing education.
Put down your arm and step away from the smartphone. When it comes to social media profile pictures, skip the selfies and opt for a polished photograph that will impress everyone with these five tips.
Research shows that young girls who are smarter-than-average tend to believe their abilities are innate and can’t be changed, whereas young boys are more likely to be­­lieve they can learn something by persevering and re-doubling their efforts. What challenge would you undertake if you em­­braced the truth that through your efforts you could find success?
There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.
Cultivating a professional image through impression management is the focus of new research from Harvard Business School professor Laura Morgan Roberts, who pointedly states that “if you aren’t managing your own professional image, someone else is.”
Busy managers and executives often struggle to find time to work on professional development and career growth. Use these techniques to incorporate development into your daily activities: