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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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Veterans ... gays ... singles ... Christians ... new employees. For years, employees with common interests or characteristics have been banding together in lunch or after-work groups—typically with their employers’ blessing and support. These so-called affinity or support groups are a natural extension of workplace diversity. Now, however, more employers are realizing the potential risks of supporting these groups ...
It may not be a knife or a gun, but a computer is often a choice weapon when an employee decides to commit a crime. Employers that do not have—or consistently enforce—a computer-use policy may face unintended liability ...
When writing an end-of-year performance review self-evaluation, it’s not the time to be modest, nor is it a time to run for office, says executive coach Joan Lloyd.
There's a new management book called Do Chimpanzees Dream of Retirement? The author reflects on how the Western business model can undermine personal fulfillment.
You're asked a question--and you should know the answer. But you don't. Rather than fumble for some semicoherent response, maintain your cool and cite these pearls.
With spring training under way, the question on every baseball fan's mind is: "Which players took steroids?"
Big companies are like living laboratories for small firms: Watch them closely and you can learn much from their trials and triumphs.

Three teenage students suspended for calling a teacher a pedophile on the social networking site Facebook.com have settled their lawsuits with the Three Rivers School District in Cincinnati ...

About 70 percent of American workers sit on the job. That helps explain the explosion in neck and back pain complaints among employees in recent years.
There's a difference between explaining your error and giving an excuse. Explaining means taking responsibility for it. An excuse prolongs your pain.
Most people continue to show up every day even when mildly depressed, research shows. If you're one of them, seek medical treatment if the problem prevents you from operating at full capacity.
We all need a little pick-me-up now and then. Instead of reaching for a candy bar, inspire yourself with these memorable lines.

Your organization could be missing out on some top talent if you shrug off the new high-tech applications and résumé tools that could someday make paper résumés obsolete. Here are some of the more popular high-tech methods that candidates (especially young ones) are using to market themselves, plus some of the advantages and disadvantages of welcoming them ...

Although there is no blanket rule against transferring someone who has been involved in a romantic relationship with a co-worker, make sure the transfer benefits the transferred party and can’t be viewed as punishment. Otherwise, the transferred employee may claim retaliation ...

Earn free entry to a swanky networking event by volunteering to help out.

Perez Hilton, who? d-listed, what? And what in the world does “OMG” mean? If you’re feeling out of touch with workers from younger generations at the office, you’re not alone. Generation Y is reshaping the workplace.

Whether you're wet behind the ears or a well-seasoned pro, you can use a bit of career advice.

E-mail is a great business tool, but sometimes it makes one yearn for the bad old days of neatly typed (and proofread) memos in interoffice envelopes. Here are five tips to share with employees to keep e-mailing safe and productive, rather than embarrassing and destructive.

If you’re holding the line on pay raises, you’re in good company. Three new surveys agree that most employers will raise salaries between 3.8% and 3.9% for the second year in a row in 2008, halting a steady upward trend in pay raises that began in 2004 ...

Next time you travel for a conference or off-site meeting, avoid showing up with luggage that looks like it’s ready to retire from the road.
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