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Workplace friends key to career success

If you believe the workplace is no place to make friends, you’re not only wrong, but your delusion could be hurting your career, says corporate trainer Shola Richards.

Do you have online networking all wrong?

Networking is at the heart of any job search and vital to advancing your career. If you aren’t seeing the results you hoped for, don’t give up yet. Here are five ways you may be getting it all wrong and suggestions on how to get it right.

Why business writing skills are important

Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene are the authors of The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Effective Writing on the Job, recently published in an updated second edition. We contacted them to get their best advice for administrative professionals who want to improve their workplace writing skills.

Don't let these regrets plague you

Technology entrepreneur Daniel Gulati sat down with a group of professionals working in a variety of fields to discuss their greatest career regrets and found five major themes.

5 steps to becoming that go-to person

Every office has a go-to guy or gal who people count on to deliver in any situation. It’s possible to become the go-to if you try, says Kelly Gurnett, assistant editor of Brazen Life.

3 ways to fine-tune your intuition

Intuition involves a number of skills: close observation, careful analysis, critical thinking, good judgment and sound reasoning. If you think you’re lacking in intuitive skill, never fear.

How to schmooze like a pro

Networking is an essential part of building and sustaining a successful professional career, but it’s a skill that doesn’t come naturally to many people. When people refer to it as “schmoozing,” it can sometimes feel downright sleazy. It doesn’t have to be that way, though.

Harnessing the power of respect

Dr. Paul Marciano is the author of Car­­rots and Stick Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee En­­gage­­ment with the Principles of RESPECT. We spoke to him about how to build a successful career as an admin and the power of respect in the workplace.

4 ways to summon your purpose in life

Some lucky people seem to have been born with a greater purpose in life while the rest of us are left to search for ours. Umair Haque, director of Havas Media Labs, thinks the problem may be that we’re looking so hard. Instead, he suggests four ways we can approach the world.

4 speaking habits you need to ditch

People draw conclusions about your competence and professionalism from the way you speak, so make sure these four things don’t come out of your mouth.