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.
Ten beneficial networking tips
Give Jim Cathcart credit. Rather than pen another fluffy self-help book, he cuts right to the core issues that can help you reach your full potential.
An interview with Winston Wallin, former president of Pillsbury Company and CEO of Medtronic, Inc.
Managing ambitious staffers has its pros and cons. While they often bring talent and drive to the job, their arrogance and hunger for advancement may prove obnoxious.
If you’re worried about the threat of termination, try to relax.
When networking for jobs, don’t present yourself as a victim (of a two-faced boss, a hapless organization, a shrinking client base, etc.).
Just as salespeople always ask for referrals to new clients, career advancers remain on the lookout for new contacts.
You probably know that you can benefit from more self-promotion. But then you start listing excuses: I’m shy, I’m modest, I don’t know how, etc. Raleigh Pinskey won’t hear any of it. Her book, 101 Ways to Promote Yourself (Avon Books, New York, 1997) tells how you can improve your name visibility by attracting media attention, leading community outreach efforts and networking with flair.
You're bothered by how directly people will approach the project of "networking"
While the quality of your work product clearly plays a role in your
career advancement, there’s another, less obvious element to consider: