Advancing Your Career Articles

  • It’s Time for Gender Equality In Management: These Online Courses Can Help.

    It’s Time for Gender Equality In Management: These Online Courses Can Help.

    March 9, 2020

    Here’s a troubling stat—today, women hold only 38% of manager-level positions. Experts say the culprit is a “broken rung” at the first step up to manager. According to the 2019 Women in the Workplace Report by Lean In and McKinsey & Company, the broken rung means more women get stuck in entry-level positions, which leads to “early inequality that has a long-term...

  • How to land your dream job with zero ‘relevant experience’

    How to Land Your Dream Job with Zero ‘Relevant Experience’

    March 7, 2020

    For those of us without the “right experience”, pursuing a dream job is a vicious cycle— a never ending maze of dead ends. How do you convince someone you’re the perfect for a job that you have no direct experience in? I’ll tell you how I did it (including the gory details) and how I used that experience to create a product that makes it easier for the career...

  • 6 Easy Changes to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

    6 Easy Changes to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

    February 24, 2020

    Your LinkedIn profile communicates who you are. It’s a way to tell your story, get heard, and be discovered. But what makes a great profile? How do you break through the crowd to get noticed by recruiters, peers, and others who will connect you to the opportunities you want?  A compelling profile starts with better expressing the amazing individual you are: who...

  • The key when meeting with a CEO is presenting yourself as a peer, not a subordinate.

    What You Should Do When Meeting with a CEO

    January 6, 2020

    How many times have you met with a CEO? Or, even a high-ranking executive? Probably not too often. But, if you ever do, you should...

  • Shy people tend to struggle with these skills and it holds them back in their careers.

    The Skills Shy People Struggle With (And How to Learn Them)

    December 30, 2019

    As a shy person myself, I know that shyness can be a disadvantage in the workplace. Shyness can prevent you from speaking up for what...

  • free yourself from a micromanager

    Free Yourself from a Micromanager with These 5 Strategies

    December 9, 2019

    Working with micromanagers can be soul-crushing. When they’re constantly checking in or hovering, they make it difficult to get things...