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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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Everyone has contacts, but are you working them enough to create a true “network”? If not, follow these tips from some top networkers.

You’ve been fired, laid off, rendered redundant. Yet, no matter what the reason you were released, you never saw it coming. Here are lessons you can learn from a job loss—or prepare yourself for that possibility—so you can more easily dust yourself off and land the next job.

“My co-worker makes me crazy. At least half the time, when I walk past her desk, she’s surfing the Web, and it doesn’t look work-related ... I’m on the verge of talking to my manager about her. Should I?”

If you join online networks like Facebook or LinkedIn, make it worth the effort. Follow these tips to get the most out of online networking.

How do "irreplaceable" employees eager for promotion groom others to fill their shoes? Choose the move you would make and see what the experts say.
You're committed to daily exercise. That's step one. The next step is tracking your progress.

As any writer can tell you, a first draft is seldom perfect. The best writers put their words through rigorous rewrites and revisions before they even bother to run the spell-checker. Doing the same for memos, e-mail correspondence and letters could take your business writing to a whole new level.

Q. How do I make my manager understand that I want more responsibility?

The popularity of Internet blogs and social networking sites such as MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook and Friendster is causing confusion and concern for some employers. At a time when it’s easy to search the web for information on just about anyone, what steps should a reasonable employer take to investigate the background of an employee? ...

Good communication skills are more valuable than knowing PowerPoint inside and out, according to a new survey, in which 67% of human resources managers said they would hire an admin with strong soft skills even if their technical abilities were lacking.

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