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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Unless you're careful, searching the Web for job leads can turn into a mind-numbing time-waster. You can post your résumé in the wrong places or prepare lengthy e-mails that never reach their target. Here are some smarter ways.
What’s the biggest impediment to career advancement? Fear.
It used to be that executives had job security. Not anymore.
If you’re scouting for new jobs— whether inside or outside your current place of employment—begin by focusing on the positions that most excite you.
Many supervisors take worker bees for granted—until they quit in bunches and the race is on to hire and train new people. If this pattern sounds familiar, break it.
Getting ahead requires getting attention. But trying too hard to trumpet your greatness can backfire. Walk a fine line by quietly promoting yourself: Serve as a press contact.
Launch a regional job search. If you’ve targeted a city and industry to work in, check regional Web sites.
Tips for putting your best foot forward to get ahead
When making contacts at a conference or mixer, you already know not to dominate the conversation.
You assume you know what it takes to get ahead at your organization. So you dress for success, document all your decisions in detail and attend all company functions religiously.
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