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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When you jump headfirst into a new job, it’s not uncommon to want to be as helpful as possible.
Many admins no longer see simple tasks as their role and become resentful when a re­­quest comes their way. So, what to do?
A well-written biography is a great way to bolster your credibility, increase your visibility and earn you respect from contacts and clients.
When people second-guess their decisions they hold up progress and make others question their leadership abilities, writes Carolyn O’Hara for Harvard Business Review. Here are four tips to avoid doubt in your decisions.
Marcia Hall, author of Jumpstart Your Job: 12 Simple Ways to Shift Your Career into High Gear, offers this advice to make this year your most successful year yet.

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.
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