Advancing Your Career Articles

  • 3 Ways to Improve How You Receive Feedback at Work—Especially During Difficult Times

    3 Ways to Improve How You Receive Feedback at Work—Especially During Difficult Times

    May 18, 2020

    Feedback is an important tool to help us develop and grow. But it’s not always easy to receive feedback—especially now. Many of us are already emotionally tapped with daily to-do lists that feel unmanageable and life and career goals that feel destabilized. In this state of mind, it can feel natural to take well-intended feedback as a personal attack or...

  • 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...

  • 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...