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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Whether your employer is offering career-development opportunities or not, you need to make sure you’re always growing and sharpening your skills by doing three things each month, writes Heather R. Huhman.

Create PDFs on the spot ... Keep track of the boss’s flights ... What you can learn from free LinkedIn stats ... End conversations gracefully ... Strengthen your secret questions.
Many of the common excuses that people use to avoid networking don’t hold water, writes career ex­­pert Hannah Morgan.

Call it the “Facebookification” of the workplace—employees of all generations are sharing way too much personal information with their colleagues and superiors, writes author and executive coach Peggy Klaus.

While you used to earn advancement by working hard and helping your boss, now you need to find a way to get noticed by people above your boss, without coming across as an annoying self-promoter. Tips that can help you pull it off:

New brain science shows that constant exposure to complaining will reinforce negative thinking and behavior. It’s hard to stay positive in such a toxic environment. Three steps will get you there:

More organizations are using Skype to conduct interviews. Beth Braccio Hering offers her favorite tips for making a great impression:

If you have acted poorly in the past, your reputation may still be suffering even if you have since changed your ways, writes career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. There’s no surefire way to fix the damage, but a few techniques may help.

You’ve been a loyal, hardworking employee for years and haven’t seen a promotion. You may have one or more of these common professional problems, writes Alison Green:
Starting at the bottom may not be fun, but it’s a fact of life. Or is it? Cassie Boorn skipped it with the help of a blog she started in college. Steer yourself into the fast lane with her tips.
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