Advancing Your Career Articles

  • To be seen as a leader at work, you need to embody these qualities.

    If You Have These 6 Traits, People Will See You as a Leader (Regardless of Your Position)

    October 30, 2017

    You don’t need to be in management to be a leader. Obviously, the CEO of your company and your boss will be seen as leaders, whether they realize it or not. But you, regardless of your role in the organization, can be seen as a leader as well. And understanding that and acting in that way will be better for your company – and for your own career. What do you...

  • Gretchin Rubin, in her LinkedIn Learning course, detailed four strategies for forming a new healthy habit.

    4 Strategies for Building Healthy Habits – That Actually Work

    October 27, 2017

    While some of us are more routine-driven than others, science tells us our habits dictate at least 40 percent of our day, and up to 90 percent if we are particularly regimented. That’s a lot. But think about it – the time you woke up, how you got to work, what you eat, what you do right after work and even most of what you do at work is likely based (at least...

  • Here are tips for introverts who hate networking on how to be a great networker.

    How to Crush a Networking Event (When You Hate Networking)

    October 26, 2017

    Here’s a partial list of things I’d rather do than go to a networking event: get my finger caught in a car door, take a nap in poison ivy or put my hand on a hot stove. I hate networking. Like, hate it. It makes me feel uncomfortable and awkward and small and various other emotions us humans don’t particularly appreciate.  And I have a feeling I’m not alone. Yet...

  • 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

    October 25, 2017

    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...

  • If you are giving a presentation at work, you should ask yourself these six questions.

    The 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Giving a...

    October 18, 2017

    Giving a presentation can be stressful. It’s often to a group that doesn’t know you particularly well, and the presentation will...

  • Mary Ellen Bowman got a great job in tech right out of college by simply cold calling NASA.

    How This Developer Got a Job for NASA – Right Out of College

    October 12, 2017

    Mary Ellen Bowman’s senior year in college was a bit bumpy. It started off great – she got a job offer in November and accepted, ready...