Advancing Your Career Articles

  • The mistakes people make asking for a promotion – and what you should do instead.

    6 Mistakes People Make When Asking for a Promotion – And What to Do Instead

    June 4, 2018

    Most of us would love to be promoted. And many of us believe we have done enough to warrant a promotion. So, why haven’t you been promoted yet? Because it’s really, really uncomfortable to ask for a promotion. And, since very few of us have had training on how to ask for one, we often make mistakes when we do. Well, Lida Citroen is here to help. In her LinkedIn...

  • See advice for new graduates just starting their careers.

    7 Enduring Pieces of Professional Advice for New Graduates

    May 18, 2018

    Graduating college is one of the great accomplishments of your life. It means a lifetime of education has paid off, in the form of a diploma. Congratulations. Take some time and enjoy it – you deserve it. But then, it’s time to get busy. And that means joining the “real world” and finding a job that’ll pay the bills, which hopefully you actually like. Well, we...

  • There's one quality companies are looking for from new graduates in the job interview.

    What Employers Really Want to See in New Graduates

    May 14, 2018

    You're a recent college graduate, looking for a new job. Chances are there are many things you don’t have. You likely don’t have a lot of experience. You likely don’t have a great network. You likely don’t have a lot of accomplishments in your field to tout. So, what can you bring to the table? What are employers really looking for? In her LinkedIn Learning...

  • Feedback is essential to improving. But, that being said, some feedback you absolutely should ignore.

    The 4 Types of Feedback You Should Ignore

    May 9, 2018

    It’s hard to improve as a professional without feedback. Often, what holds us back are weaknesses we are unaware of and need others to...

  • The challenge of getting a job when you are over 50, and how to overcome it.

    The Hidden Challenge to Getting Hired When You're Over 50 –...

    May 2, 2018

    Recently, we asked people on the LinkedIn Learning Facebook page the biggest challenge they were facing in their professional lives....

  • There are five types of business lunches you should have, to get the most out of them at work.

    "Most People Do Lunch Incorrectly." Here's How to Do It...

    March 28, 2018

    Leadership guru and LinkedIn Learning Instructor Todd Dewett believes people are screwing up a key part of their workday – lunch....