Advancement

What issues most concern working women?

Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women surveyed by Gallup. Here’s what the women said.

5 essential admin skills for 2015

Are you ready to kick your career up a notch in the new year? Cul­­ti­­vating these five essential skills can help ensure your success in 2015.

The space between: How applicants age themselves

Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as “too old.”

Logging in after hours to get ahead

It can be frustrating when your peers use sneaky tactics to make them­­­selves look better than you at work. But what can you do to stop them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

Tell your boss how you want to grow

Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.

Set smart goal-setting strategies

Setting goals is an essential step toward getting where you want to go in your career. But how do you choose the right goals and timelines for achieving them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

3 actions that hold back your career

If you’re repeatedly passed over for promotions or treated poorly by management, it may be because you’re doing one of these things wrong, says HR expert and blogger Suzanne Lucas.

Make 2015 your best work year yet

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to make the upcoming year your best yet. By making a few changes to how you approach your career, you’ll be well on your way to making 2015 a banner year.

How's your personal presence?

Some people just seem to have that “it factor”—the effortless charm and intelligence to seem at ease in all situations. How do they do it?

Use social media for work networking

Attorney and Internet marketer Mark Olson offers these tips for making professional connections via social media.