Hand deliver your résumé

  • November 01, 1997

When presenting your résumé to a potential employer, don’t just drop it in the mail or send it on line.

5 traits of career climbers

  • November 01, 1997

With all the mystery that surrounds getting ahead, there really are only five ingredients you need to accelerate onto the fast track, says Susan Marshall, a leadership...

Keep your constituents happy

  • November 01, 1997

Like successful politicians, hard-charging managers curry favor by maintaining good relations with each of their constituencies.

Follow the ‘three-sentence’ rule

  • September 01, 1997

To ensure that you don’t hog a conversation, limit yourself to three sentences before you stop to ask a question or pause to let the other person jump in

Introduce visitors

  • September 01, 1997

When you greet visitors—such as key customers or vendors—escort them from the reception area to your office, introducing them to your colleagues along the...

Careless comments

  • September 01, 1997

You already know the topics you cannot discuss at work: personal disabilities, marital status, lifestyle, pregnancies and the like. But beyond these basics, there are...

Sick of junk e-mail?

  • August 01, 1997

Beware of responding to the return address to request removal of your e-mail address for future mailings.

Tactful Ways to Delay a Job Offer

  • July 01, 1997

You’ve got a job offer, and your potential employer awaits your answer. But you need time to think it over before you accept.

Uncover Hidden Power Structures

  • July 01, 1997

Career advancers look beyond the organizational chart to identify the true power structures within their company.