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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Business trends come and go, but some principles remain true over time, Jeff Haden writes.

It’s promotion time again, and again your boss passes you over and offers the promotion to a co-worker. But why? The reasons that your boss may be overlooking you for a promotion are simpler than you think.

Use your anger to cultivate your creativity ... Give your network a boost by diversifying ... Practice the 10/5 rule in the presence of co-workers.
Is the elevator speech an outdated approach to networking? Not a chance. Every professional needs to be able to effectively answer the question, “So, what do you do?” In that short but valuable piece of time you’re given to respond, sparking interest is key.

When a colleague takes credit for your great idea or a client suddenly moves up a deadline, your blood may feel as if it is boiling. Could such instances give you high blood pressure?

If you are looking for happiness, you are looking for harmony. The Healthy Eating Guide’s Scott Christ offers some ways to make your­­self happier.
The practice of mindfulness might seem out of place in the high-paced business world, but admins would benefit if they took a moment to live in the now. Here’s why, according to clinical psychologist Cheryl Rezek.
If you feel like you don’t have every skill set you need yet, don’t let that stop you. Too often, women feel they must have 110% proficiency before saying yes to the next opportunity, while research shows men only feel the need to be at 80%. You’re smart and can learn as you go.
Keep your phone calls focused and productive ... Grab your in-flight meal from the hotel desk ... Show the world how many people “like” you.
The carrot-stick method of motivation might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Studies find that motivation needs to be tailored to an em­­ployee’s personality type. Chad Brooks reports some recent findings.
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