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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Stress isn’t always caused by overwork. Even if you’re completely efficient and can manage your workload, you’ll still be stressed and demotivated if you don’t address behind-the-scenes reasons like these: - Fear of failure or risk. If you do the best you can, and it’s not perfect, or it doesn’t happen immediately, what’s the worst [...]
Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you're tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. ...
"Imagine not being considered for a job as a result of failing to sit or stand up straight," says image management consultant Judith Rasband. "It happens. Poor posture .... can hinder the message that body image presents."

You read your trade journals. But do you also read the publications that your customers, suppliers and outsourcing vendors read?

It used to be that one of the easiest paths to career advancement was "picking the right boss." But today, it's hard for even the most brilliant and well-meaning managers to guarantee the success of their team members.
Executive coach and author Debra Benton stays visible to her network of contacts.

If you’ve taken the trendy paths to “manage” the knowledge within your team or organization, give up. The corporate knowledge-management model has gone bust, largely because it’s based on a publishing model: Somebody extracts information from people and puts it in writing.

"Working Wounded" columnist Bob Rosner, former Workforce editor Allan Halcrow and cartoonist John Lavin detail in their book Gray Matters: The Workplace Survival Guide "the seven deadly workplace sins" and practical ways to overcome them.
Issue: How to stay calm and collected while handling complaints from angry employees.
Benefit: Deflect anger without taking the blame ... or adding stress to your day ...
Issue: "Intraplacement" involves the entire company in identifying job-growth opportunities for ready employees. Benefits: Boost retention, cut recruiting costs ...
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