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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Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”
Do you resent others' career success? Here's some advice for managers suffering from job envy:

You can make travel arrangements that are cheaper and better for your boss if you pay attention to a few details.

When you meet an influential person, learn as much as you can, with this structured timeline approach:
Issue: The wording you use to explain your decisions, and the organization's decisions, affect your credibility.
Risk: Vague or nonexistent explanations ...

It may not appear in your job description, but making the boss look good—and even protecting him or her from the slings and arrows of everyday business—has to rank up there with your most important "unspoken" duties, right? (Otherwise, what happens to you when the boss goes down in flames?)

You probably won't find it in your job description, but one good way to do your own job better is to help your boss do hers better, too.

Test yourself by circling the one word in each of the following pairs that's spelled correctly.

Issue: Several types of valuable HR certifications exist, and new ones emerge all the time, especially in compensation and benefits. Benefit: HR credentials ...
Issue: Various groups publish lists touting the best organizations to work for in the country, region or industry. Benefit: Landing on such lists can ...
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