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.
Is the elevator speech an outdated approach to networking? Not a chance. Every professional needs to be able to effectively answer the question, “So, what do you do?” In that short but valuable piece of time you’re given to respond, sparking interest is key.
When a colleague takes credit for your great idea or a client suddenly moves up a deadline, your blood may feel as if it is boiling. Could such instances give you high blood pressure?
If you are looking for happiness, you are looking for harmony. The Healthy Eating Guide’s Scott Christ offers some ways to make yourself happier.
If you feel like you don’t have every skill set you need yet, don’t let that stop you. Too often, women feel they must have 110% proficiency before saying yes to the next opportunity, while research shows men only feel the need to be at 80%. You’re smart and can learn as you go.
Keep your phone calls focused and productive ... Grab your in-flight meal from the hotel desk ... Show the world how many people “like” you.
The carrot-stick method of motivation might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Studies find that motivation needs to be tailored to an employee’s personality type. Chad Brooks reports some recent findings.
Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.
Often in the world of work, you will be called on to write a short, professional biography to post online or in print. It’s easy to fall into the trap of maximizing every accomplishment and qualification in an attempt to make yourself look as good as possible. But if that’s the route you take, you’re sure to fail, writes Jonathan Rick.
ExecuNet’s Recruiter Confidence Index continues to show that 45% of recruiters say the executive job market will improve in the next six months, with 43% in the “middle” and only somewhat confident, and 12% not confident at all that it is going to improve.
Use technology to create training materials for your team ... Separate yourself from work and electronic distractions with an outdoor escape ... Don't make the mistake of eating at your desk ... Get the real dirt on hand-washing.