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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Good news for managers and supervisors: Giving an employee a poor performance review and then placing the employee on an improvement plan isn’t an adverse employment action on its face. Employees can’t successfully sue unless a pay cut, lost benefits, a lost bonus or some other tangible, negative results accompany that poor evaluation or improvement plan ...

From their unique vantage point working with rocket scientists at NASA, two budding managers learned how to handle luck, good and bad. Here’s their take on optimizing your chances for good luck and minimizing the effects of bad luck.

If you hire a coach who gives sound advice, don’t just take it. Apply your own higher standard to build on what you’re told.
In today’s tough economy where organizations squeeze maximum efficiency from their workforce, you may need to reassign an employee to a less appealing or less influential role. While the individual may perceive the move as a demotion, reframe the news to make it more palatable.
When one of America’s elite golf instructors, Jim McLean, told me recently about a “life-changing experience" he had years ago, he described a trip to the doctor.
It’s hard to maintain your composure during a humiliating experience at work. But by finding the strength to persevere, you can overcome your embarrassment and demonstrate fortitude.

Allegan–based drugmaker Perrigo Corp. is reaching out to potential hires with the “Perrigo Dancing Scientists,” a slick YouTube music video of scientists in lab coats busting moves. The video is designed to show job hunters that Perrigo is a hip, fun place to work ...

You expect colleges and universities to prepare your youngest workers for their new jobs. But are you prepared for them? Twentysomething employees expect the workplace to greet them with technology that is no less cutting edge than the tools they use in their personal lives and on campus. Here are seven ways to use technology to retain Gen Y’ers ...

About 56 percent of Americans say they want to lose weight, according to a 2006 Gallup poll. Many of those people experiment with various weight-loss diets.
Like an overhyped movie that proves a box-office bomb, self-esteem has lost its luster. In the next year or two, self-efficacy will supplant it.
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