Professional Development

Professional development isn't usually required by employers but it almost always helps to push your career in the right direction. In this section we'll examine everything to do with professional development.

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How Leadership Training Works

Are all great leaders born, or do they learn on the job? Many organizations are turning to leadership training to help foster best practices among management -- how can a program help you stand out?


10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

Hate the idea of sheepishly handing out business cards to strangers while "selling yourself”? Try these tips for easing the pain.

How to Avoid Professional Misconduct

A surgeon operates on you while under the influence; a lawyer breaches the code of confidentiality; an engineer approves the plans for a new home, even though he knows the building is unsound. These are all cases of professional misconduct, and they can get you in a lot of trouble.

How to Set Career Goals

Want to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Maybe you'd just like to move up a couple of rungs on the corporate ladder. No matter the level of career achievement you have in mind, it will take goals and a plan of action to make your dreams a reality.

How to Advance in a Company

Rising to the top of any organization takes more than just skill or ambition alone. A combination of the two -- with a good dose of research and hard work to back it up -- will help put you in a position to succeed. Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

5 Tips for Unconventional Job Development

When the job market gets tough, job hunters get creative -- because they have to be. It helps to think outside the box in a tight market, so here are five unusual ways to get noticed.

How should I treat coworkers after a promotion?

You used to fit right in at the office -- until you got that big promotion. If you think that your coworkers want to celebrate with you, you may find yourself thinking again.

What are the highest paying MBA careers?

If you think that going back to school for an MBA will make you a millionaire, think again. It's true that MBAs make more money than those who only have undergraduate degrees, but the fact is, some MBAs are better than others.

How Business Mentors Work

If you think that entrepreneurship is a one-man show, think again. Even the most successful CEOs had some help on his or her way to the top. Everyone needs a sounding board and confidante in the business world -- and that's just what a mentor provides.

How to Ask for a Raise

Who wants more money? We all do, right? Now that you've paid your dues and proven you're an asset to your company, it's time to be rewarded. But before making your case for increased compensation, check out these tips to help you cash in on your career.

Will learning a language help me professionally?

Looking for a job is a full-time job -- and it's usually much more stressful than a normal job. But one of the best things you can do with your time is to increase your professional value. One great way to do that is by learning another language.