Business Career Tips


Tips for Effective Business Management

If you have an interest in business and are considering a career as a business manager, know that you don't need to be the CEO of a large corporation to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a business manager, you are responsible for helping the company achieve its goals while cultivating strong performances from yourself and the group you manage. Follow these tips to begin the process of becoming an effective business manager:

1. Hire the right people
If you are in a position of responsibility and power, it may be tempting to take the opportunity to hire your friends. However, working together could compromise your friendship, especially if your friend under-qualified for the position. The best thing you can do for yourself and the company is to add people to your team who fill in knowledge gaps and have a great deal of experience.


The Benefits of Getting an Online Business Degree

If you've done everything you can to advance your career as a business person and still aren't getting the results you want, it may be time to consider continuing your education by pursuing an online business degree. Even if you have reached many of your career goals, the opportunity to improve your knowledge base should never be passed up because it could help you advance your career or improve your company. Consider the benefits of an online degree as you contemplate the pros and cons of going back to school:


Is It Time To Switch Careers?

A busy job leaves little time to consider the bigger picture: a career path. If you’re feeling stressed, undervalued, or unchallenged, how do you know when it’s time to move on? Keep the following warning signs in mind when considering a career change. Seeking a new line of work or an advanced degree is made easier with these mind:

The promise of promotion never materialized. Holding out for new responsibilities or a pay bump is worthwhile—unless you’ve been holding out for several years. True, the economy has left many companies unable to reward their employees appropriately, but answering to a boss who doesn’t recognize your skills is another story. If you were hired with the promise of career advancement that hasn’t materialized, have a heart-to-heart with your manager. If they seem unwilling to help you move up, it could be time to move on.


5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

An iron-clad resume is a valuable tool in this job market. When a piece of paper stands between you and the Dream Job, you owe it to yourself to put your best foot forward. In fact, many qualified professionals can’t get that same foot in the door. Why? A few minor resume problems. Review the tips below and apply the changes to your own CV. When your future is on the line, you can’t afford to make mistakes.


Secure Employment—How to Protect Your Job

The U.S economy has seen its share of unemployment woes, but the latest data shows signs of improvement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in November, the lowest it has been since February 2009. Despite positive changes, 12 million people are still looking for work due to layoffs, corporate shutdowns, and coworker competition. The good news? While you can’t control the economy, it is possible to increase your visibility in the office. Follow the tips below to emphasize your value and secure your future.


What to Avoid During an Interview

Interviews can be stressful, especially when the Dream Job is on the line. While you may have a sparkling resume and an enviable list of references, there are still plenty of ways to lose your cool during the actual interview. Don’t be discouraged, though: preparing for such flubs is the best way to avoid them. Review the list below before your next interview and adjust your style accordingly. Don’t let these blunders stand between you and employment.


10 Things Not To Do On Your First Day of Work

By JC Cook

So you diligently crafted your resume, applied for that perfect job, killed it in the interview, and just found out that you’re hired! Is it time to celebrate? Yes! Is it time to start planning the future in which all of your dreams come true? Of course. But wait, there’s still that pesky first day to get through…

It should go without saying that you want to make a good impression on your first day, but did you know that many companies employ a ninety-day evaluation period. Yep, that’s right; even after all the hard work you’ve done to get hired, at ninety days it could have all been for naught! But that’s not going to happen, right? There are plenty of things you should do on your first day. Here's 10 things you should avoid.