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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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Aging is a fact of life, but these days you can find plenty of ways to conceal its harsher effects on our appearance. Should you take advantage of these techniques?
Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to become certified.
Add "investing" to your list of skills ... Keep personal and professional online networks separate ... Try hosting your next party at the gym ... Get ready to say "yes" to napping on the job.
Management may sound like a great gig, but it’s not all fun and games. If you’ve been offered a promotion or are considering seeking one, you should take a serious look at the difficult aspects of being the boss before you make any moves.
When we get stressed, we often get caught up in details or situations that we can’t control. Stay focused on the big picture, and take action where you can.
Most of us can only dream of having one of these great titles on our business cards: Bed Rubber, Mother Repairer, Chick Sexer, Debubblizer, Director of First Impressions.
There’s a good chance your job will change or disappear entirely, so you need to be ready to carry on and keep your career going when it does. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry offers five steps you can take to make sure you’ll land on your feet and hit the ground running if you lose your job.
A great personal network isn’t necessarily one with a lot of connections—it’s one with quality connections who will refer clients to you or endorse you in a way that helps advance your career, says Joanne Black, author of No More Cold Calling.
Mistakes can be a valuable learning opportunity and a chance to boost your career, says author and consultant Jay Heinrichs, who recommends these four steps.
Get ahead by talking less ... Take 90 days to decide if it’s time to make a career move ... Use Grand Central Station's trick for preventing chaos.
In business, success comes with a simple equation: Set a goal + achieve the goal = success. According to this logic, if you set a goal and don’t achieve it, you have failed. But everyone has a fear of failure. Successful people manage to overcome this fear, as well as the fear of criticism and rejection.
When the job gets too far out of whack, it’s probably time for you to move on and even in this still-difficult economy, there are plenty of opportunities to do so, says Glassdoor career and workplace expert Heather Huhman. She offers 10 signs that it’s time for you to let your old job go and look for a new one.
The “H” factor, missing from most models of personality such as Myers-Briggs, refers to honesty and humility. It’s part of a model developed more than a decade ago by two Canadian psychology professors immersed in the “Big Five” personality traits.
The only true measure of your success is how happy you are, says sales expert Geoffrey James, who offers six simple habits that can help you be happier.

You know how important a positive air is to success and happiness—to the point where, if you don’t feel it, manufacture it. Try these tactics.

Some companies are taking a new approach toward employees who retire or leave to pursue new challenges. They are establishing groups to help everyone stay in touch and keep the lines of communication open. These programs have many em­ployees wondering what the company benefits from in return.

You want to improve yourself, but who has time to read all of those self-help books? Never fear, the staff at New York Magazine did the work for you and summarized the key advice contained in some of the best.
Networking can be hard, but it’s easier with a little help from these four applications recommended by writer Emily Green.

Every social media profile needs a picture, but the same shot won’t work across the board, says Digital Trends’ Natt Garun.

While you may have to do some things you don’t love on the job, you shouldn’t have to continually operate outside your comfort zone, says Mike Figliuolo. Try to establish a line that you won’t cross or allow others to cross with you. 
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