Advancement

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.

Growth in admin role

A survey released by Manpower notes changes in the role of administrative assistants over the past five to 10 years.

Help others to help your own career

Sometimes the path to success involves helping others before, or in addition to, helping yourself. That’s certainly been the case for Cinnabon President Kat Cole.

Do you really deserve a raise?

Thinking about your salary objectively may be hard, but it’s worth it, writes Karen Cates of North­­­­west­­ern University’s Kellogg School of Man­­age­­ment. She offers tips on how to approach your decision.

What networking isn't

Certified life and career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran cites some common networking myths that may be further intimidating introverts.

The benefits of being scrappy

“Creative,” “smart” and “determined” are great traits, but leadership and entrepreneurship writer Bill Murphy Jr. explains why people described as “resourceful” do so well.

How to manage your image on the job

Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.