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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Not all discrimination claims are crystal clear. Sometimes, employees are treated unfairly, and those situations deserve to be fixed. In such cases, employers may be tempted to settle, offering a small payment along with an agreement that the employee who complained will get additional training or a fair shot at a promotion. But consider the possible aftermath ...
Delete e-mail "jokes" ... How to seek a techie's help ...
When job interviewers ask you, "What's your biggest weakness?", your favorite answer is, "I'm a perfectionist." In truth, admitting that you're a perfectionist doesn't burnish your reputation.
You've heard that Americans don't get enough sleep. But you shrug it off and keep yawning your way into a daze at work.
You can sound like a maverick if you challenge conventional wisdom. People will pay more attention when you make a clever yet counterintuitive observation.
Denying someone a transfer she wants may be an adverse employment action—and may trigger a discrimination or retaliation lawsuit. That’s true even if the transfer wouldn’t have meant more pay or other tangible benefits ...
It's like tossing a pebble in a pond: Your negative action has a ripple effect among your team. Every time you complain, for example, you give your staff permission to do the same.

Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, is perhaps the best networker in the country; his personal contacts list includes head honchos in business and politics. His message: We all need to find the courage to connect with people, even when we feel out of our league.

Q. A female sales representative submitted a harassment complaint to HR about comments posted by one of her co-workers on MySpace. Our company’s Internet policy addresses only use of the Internet and personal e-mail in the office. Can we discipline the employee? ...
Is your business under review? No, we don’t mean an IRS review. Are you under review from your own clients?
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