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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.

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.

The magic of a thesaurus is that it can take your business writing from drab to unforgettable. Which thesaurus to use? Nothing beats the print version of Roget’s International Thesaurus. But for ease of use, try these bookmarkable online editions:

Join The HR Specialist in celebrating the first-ever “HR Professionals Week,” a five-day tribute to all that human resources pros do to make American workplaces more effective and American businesses more successful. From Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5, we're offering a full week’s worth of free resources and activities available to all, including open-access podcasts and white papers on the critical issues shaping the HR profession.

Make your résumé more cutting-edge with these tips for 2010: Example: Don't put an objective statement at the top of your résumé. “Ditch it immediately,” advises Jack Williams, vice president of national sales and recruiting for Staffing Technologies. Employers don’t care what a potential hire wants to do. “They care whether they can do what the employer needs them to do,” he says. Other tips: