Advancing Your Career Articles

  • 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 point out for us. Or, we believe we are communicating one message, but people are interpreting it much differently. That’s why you should always be open to feedback. But, make sure it's the right feedback, LinkedIn Learning...

  • 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....

  • These are the most common buzzwords on LinkedIn.

    The 10 Words You Shouldn’t Use in Your LinkedIn Profile

    March 26, 2018

    What's the secret to writing a good LinkedIn profile? Simple. Don't write a bad one. And that brings us to this article. Here, we are...