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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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?
Borrow business-related audio books online.
Despite reams of research, there's no consensus on whether you'll clearly benefit by drinking a cup or two (or three) of coffee every day.
Veterans ... gays ... singles ... Christians ... new employees. For years, employees with common interests or characteristics have been banding together in lunch or after-work groups—typically with their employers’ blessing and support. These so-called affinity or support groups are a natural extension of workplace diversity. Now, however, more employers are realizing the potential risks of supporting these groups ...
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