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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Question: "I have worked as an administrative assistant for seven years with the same boss. I have constantly asked for more responsibilities, as I feel I could do more—I'll be graduating with my master's degree in December. My boss seems to just brush my request off. At what point should I start seeking opportunities elsewhere?" - Natarsha, Administrative Assistant

Q. Since Word can edit pdfs now, what can I do to prevent changes to my Word doc when I send it to someone?
Personal assistants help ensure suc­­cess­­ful executives stay on top of their work, writes Suzanne Locke for The National. Helen Clarke, personal assistant to Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin Group), knows just how much is expected in the job.
Do you want to drive your manager crazy—and kill your chances of landing a great new project or promotion this year? Then utter these sentences.
It turns out you don't even need to get into scrapes with your co-workers to raise the tension level all around you. If you accumulate five points in one week using this scorecard, you may be on the road to becoming one of those employees people whisper about. If you rack up more than 10 ... hoooo boy.

If you’ve worked at the same job for several years, chances are you’ve fallen into a routine that could hurt your initiative, writes The Muse’s Katie Douthwaite Wolf. Here are four signs you could be hurting your career

Many people dislike networking be­­cause they misunderstand what it takes to be successful at it, writes Josh Mait for Inc. Here are seven networking myths that you can ignore. 
It’s important to stand up for yourself and let others know what you’ve accomplished. Instead of fading into the background in a large company, make your contributions stand out, says Katarina Milovanovic from Lifehack. Here are four ways you can get recognized for your hard work:

Confidence is key to becoming a leader. Joel Garfinkle shares five ways you can build up your confidence.

When you’re trying to negotiate something at work, it can be hard to figure out the best way to successfully talk to a co-worker, writes Robert Cialdini for AG Professional. Here are some key points for talking to co-workers and negotiating the outcome you desire.
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