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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Your boss holds the keys to your next pay raise, that potential promotion and even whether you can take a vacation this summer. Do your best to foster a positive relationship with the person who has so much influence over your future.

While it’s easy to point fingers at your boss, co-workers or even your “unfair” workload, you could be responsible for your own failures. Are you sabotaging your own productivity and work quality with these actions?

Even if you make a great argument for why you should earn more money, your employer may be unable or unwilling to increase your pay. But there are workarounds.

Sometimes, reaching distant goals can feel like an unending quest, especially if our objectives are months or years away. So how do we stay focused for the long haul?
If your career is stalling, or you want to put yourself in the best position possible to receive a raise or promotion, it’s time to look hard at yourself and the things you do.
Meeting icebreaker: Try ‘Guess My Lie’ ... Take the “Hi” road ... Seek insight from peers, not just superiors or mentors.
Realizing they're more about culture and relationships can help you understand those politics better and manage them to your advantage.
April is National Stress Awareness Month, making it a good time to take stock of how you feel at work and figure out if you’re dealing with stress properly so you don’t burn out or wear yourself down.
Do you find networking a challenge? Perhaps your calendar can help, writes Dave Delaney in The Tennessean.
One of the key differences between the genders, Dana Theus explained in her recent webinar, Woman’s Guide to Communicating With Confidence, is that women tend not to have grown up being pushed into risk-taking the way men are. As a result, women overall take more considered risks, waiting for certainty before thinking, “The time has come. I’m going for it.” But that just might keep a career stuck in neutral.
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