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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Like most small business owners, you probably work with a tight advertising budget—if you have one at all. One way to stretch your ad dollars: Use customer testimonials, a powerful and inexpensive form of advertising.

With PC sales and profit margins shrinking, big computer companies are rolling out a wider variety of small business networking hardware. Prices are lower than ever.

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.
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