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.
Some people succeed despite themselves—or maybe there’s more to it than that. Consider the story of Leonard, a man with an eighth-grade education who made it big in construction.
“The issues most people struggle with have little to do with our ability to do the work,” says Quint Studer, author of The Great Employee Handbook: Making Work and Life Better. “It’s all the things that happen around the work. ... It’s whether we make life easier for our co-workers or more difficult.” He offers these four workplace secrets:
How essential is the latest technology to today’s Gen Y workers, or those ages 18 to 29? In a recent Workplace Options survey, 92% of Gen Y respondents said that offering access to the latest technology makes employers more attractive than their competition.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” — New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, quoting Proverbs 27:17
Networking may seem like a mysterious skill that’s beyond your grasp, but actually, it’s as simple as this Golden Rule: Always offer to help, and never expect anything in return. Three ways the rule works: