Advancement

Tips on surviving professional conferences

Business conferences: Some people love them, but others find them stressful, intimidating and overwhelming. If you’re in the latter group, writer and editor Sarah Todd has tips to help you out.

Mind your P's & Q's this holiday season

The holiday season can be stressful enough without all the etiquette worries that can also come with it. Knowing how to act in situations that combine socializing with your career can be tricky, so we checked in with a few etiquette experts to help remind you what you should—and shouldn’t—do.

Show you're ready to be a leader

Before you can step into a leadership role, you must first demonstrate to the higher-ups that you’re prepared for the next level. But, how do you do that?

Building trust in your business relationships

In business, trust can make you a better worker, a better manager and more valuable to your customers. Here are tips to help you build trust.

Top 10 admin resources on Twitter

Jasmine Freeman, Vice President at Office Dynamics (@OfficeDynamics), recently shared, on her blog, her top 10 “must follow” admin resources on Twitter.

Asking for a promotion? Be prepared

Heather Huhman, founder and president of Come Recom­­­mended, suggests taking these steps a month before you decide to pop the question.

Why your career may be stuck in neutral

If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Overconfidence can benefit your career

Research shows overconfidence can raise your status even if you don’t have the skills to back it up. A paper on the subject by Jessica Ken­­nedy of Vanderbilt University and Cam­­eron Anderson and Don Moore of UC Berkeley attempts to explain this phenomenon.

What great admins do well

Bonnie Low-Kramen, author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, explains six things that make assistants good at their jobs and irreplaceable to their employers.

Do you have the right soft skills?

In today’s marketplace, soft skills—in­­tan­­gi­­ble personality traits and qualities such as organization, flexibility and confidence—separate an exceptional employee from an average one.