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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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Because employment laws and your business are in a constant state of flux, it’s critical to keep your personnel policies up-to-date. As spring approaches, one item on every HR professional’s spring cleaning list should be a review of the organization’s employee handbook. In light of recent legal changes, be sure your policies include these updates:

Too often, people express themselves negatively without even realizing it. If your writing contains a lot of “no’s” and “not’s,” it’s a signal of negative writing. Using positive, self-assured, optimistic language is a better way to promote your ideas. Here are examples of negative sentences turned positive:

Does it matter if we misspell words or use abbreviations in email messages? Opinions are mixed. Everyone, however, agrees that when you’re working on written correspondence or an important document, it has to be flawless. Can you spot the grammar and writing errors in the sentences?

Employers seeking Internet-savvy candidates have been flocking to social media sites in the past year. But employers (and their lawyers) are discovering a hidden problem in that recruiting-by-Facebook strategy: Depending too much on the sites could leave your organization vulnerable to age and race discrimination lawsuits.

There are benefits to proceeding at a slow, deliberate pace, but sometimes having the need for speed can really pay off.
Maybe I’m stuck in the 20th century, but I favor face-to-face networking. Looking into someone’s eyes enables you to gather invaluable information.
Being in a rush is no excuse to shovel unhealthy food into your body. Read these tips to keeping yourself full and energized without all the junk food.
Strategies for keeping your anxiety at bay when under pressure.
Here are some tips on how to represent yourself and your employer with professionalism even in a room full of strangers.
Managing yourself and your career by knowing when to follow directives—and when to break them.
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