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.
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 ...
An acquaintance at a networking event tells you that your awful boss is about to quit.
That was one of the secrets of success for Novell Inc. chairman of the
board Eric Schmidt when he took over the troubled networking software
company in 1997.
The most effective search tactic for finding or filling jobs is
networking and personal contacts, job-seekers and human resource
To jump-start your job search, you enlist a headhunter to steer you to
the best openings. That’s a good start. But don’t assume a recruiter
will think of you first.
I’ve been offered a good job with a salary that matches my experience
and excellent benefits in an industry I have no interest in. But it’s
hard to obtain a comparable salary in my desired field. What should I
In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,
author Robert Pirsig describes “gumption traps” as “low quality things
which destroy enthusiasm and leave you ... discouraged.”