Advancement

Keep your professional goals from fizzling

Has your New Year’s resolution to build your career already fizzled? If so, chances are you didn’t have a strong plan to keep it going.

Over 40? You could stop getting raises

A study of 200 million Social ­­Security records showed Ameri­­cans stop getting raises once they hit their 40s. While it’s great to continue receiving a peak salary every year, workers often forget to account for the rising inflation that will ultimately lower their income.

Break out into the networking world

What most shy people don’t realize is that networking is the key to excelling in their career, says Keith Ferrazzi, business coach and author of Never Eat Alone. Here are tips for those that need to break out of their shells and into the networking world.

Creating that perfect 'about me' page

Writing about yourself can be hard. It’s important to get across to your audience what you want them to know while being concise and personable at the same time. Use your website’s “about me” page as a way to introduce yourself by finding the right balance between your personal and professional side, says Nicole Fenton of 99U.

The 6 most lucrative administrator jobs

The role of an administrative professional is evolving, with job-holders in a wide range of fields taking on more responsibility. Here are some of the best-paying administrator jobs available, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You may be your career's worst enemy

The way we work has changed significantly in recent years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities out there, even in this new economy, says J.T. O’Donnell, writing for Inc. Here are some bad habits that may be holding you back.

Workplace tips for millennials

The workplace can be hard to navigate for millennials, especially when you’re working to dispel common myths about your generation. Here are some ways to disprove the common misconceptions and advance in the workplace in your 20s.

How to get better, and more, contacts

As more people experience frequent job changes, it’s important to have a large personal network you can call on to help you, says Karen Wickre, a self-proclaimed connector and networking guru. Here are her tips for building great contacts over time.

Feeling underutilized at work?

You’re not alone. According to a new survey from OfficeTeam and the International Asso­­ci­­a­­tion of Administrative Pro­­fes­­sionals, 50% of support staff said they have skills that are not being tapped at work.

Avoid making these 9 LinkedIn mistakes

Being active on LinkedIn has be­­come a career essential, but it can be a challenge. Kim Brown, Syra­­cuse Uni­­ver­­sity Career Services, spends a lot of time reviewing LinkedIn profiles and noticed people make these common mistakes.