Advancing Your Career Articles

  • These seven things will prevent you from being promoted.

    7 Things That Will Prevent You From Getting Promoted

    October 11, 2017

    Not all employees want to be promoted. That’s fine ­– if you are happy with the job you have, you shouldn’t feel obligated to advance up the career ladder. Granted, you’ll likely stay with a similar salary and similar responsibilities for the foreseeable future. But, if you are okay with that, that’s great. And the tips listed in this article won’t really apply...

  • When starting a new job, the most important thing is to be humble.

    5 Things You Should Do When Starting a New Job

    September 20, 2017

    Starting a new job is exciting at first. Then, invariably, a few days pass and you start thinking things like – what should I do? Am I doing a good job? Should I bother my boss with a stupid question? How do I use the printer? It’s okay, that’s totally normal. There’s almost always a sense of awkwardness when starting a job. So long as you follow a few...

  • These are the skills business leaders and CEOs wish were more common, coupled with LinkedIn Learning courses that teach them.

    The Skills CEOs Wish More Employees Had (And How to Learn Them)

    September 13, 2017

    There’s often a disconnect between the skills employees prioritize and the skills CEOs wish their people had. Yes, smart business leaders today want their people to be creative, to rethink how processes are done, to push back when they disagree. And those are skills that employees tend to gravitate to. But there are also skills essential to running a successful...

  • 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)

    September 6, 2017

    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...

  • Some low-stress, high-pay jobs are art directors, software engineers and civil engineers. All pay at least $70,000 a year.

    5 Low-Stress, High-Pay Jobs (And How to Get Them)

    August 30, 2017

    Call it the best of both worlds. Yes, most of us would love a high-paying job. But, at that the same time, most of us don’t want the...

  • The best way to ask your boss for a promotion is to ask what it'll take to get a promotion, as opposed to demanding one that second.

    The Best Way to Ask Your Boss for a Promotion

    August 24, 2017

    There’s a right way and a wrong way to ask your boss for a promotion. The wrong way is to go up to your boss and demand a promotion,...