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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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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.
Since the back is involved in almost every move a person makes, discomfort there can be particularly annoying. Relief for back pain is the second most common reason Americans head to the doctor.
A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.

Workplace rejection is a painful but expected part of life. Of course, no one wants to be turned down for a job or promotion, but when it does happen there are ways you can cope. Here are three strategies offered by Debra Wheatman, of Careers Done Write.

The desire for meaningful work is one of the great aspirations of our age. One leader to keep in mind as you try to “find” your career path is the scientist and Nobel laureate Marie Curie, who didn’t actually discover her vocation so much as cultivate it through trial and error.
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