By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
If there’s one thing I’m absolutely crazy about, it’s follow through. I love people who do it.
Ship what you committed to ship. Be where you said you’d be. Step up and say you messed up; it wasn’t anyone else’s fault but yours. It all makes my heart happy—because it’s honest.
Accountability is a distinguishing and competitive career advantage. It’s also something you can learn—not a hard-wired trait, but a habit you have to practice to develop.
So let’s start building those accountability muscles! I can help.
By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Scrolling through Twitter the other day, I was surprised to see how many people using the hashtags #jobhunting and #jobsearch were being extremely careless in talking about their job hunts.
“Oh man, I guess I have to start job hunting tomorrow.”
“So tired of this job search!”
“Searching for months, and a job’s never going to come.”
Folks! Your prospective employers are going to see this; if you have any resume out there in the ether right now, assume someone already has seen this. If you’re tired before you get started, how are you going to feel when you’re actually doing the job?
Let me help you erase some of the doubt you might inadvertently be placing in your hiring manager’s mind with some quick social media fixes that will improve your personal brand.
By Jolie Miller | Sunday, June 21, 2015
Want to position yourself to be hired? Learn the skills that companies desperately want—but can’t seem to find.
After surveying 1,320 job recruiters at 600+ companies, the 2015 Bloomberg Recruiter Report shed insight into the most desired skills by industry and by scarcity.
Here are the skills everyone is seeking—and the in-depth, watch-anytime courses to help you learn them.
By Jolie Miller | Monday, May 18, 2015
It’s unfair, really. Moments ago you were marching to “Pomp and Circumstance” and being lauded and applauded for your heroic achievement: graduating college.
But now you’re facing a brand new world of challenges—and starting at the bottom.
You need a job. And we can help.
By Jolie Miller | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
One of the most common questions we get here at lynda.com is: How do you do what you do?
While there’s a certain amount of magic that happens on our campus (it’s impressive, I’ll be honest), a lot of our process boils down to simple instructional design principles for teaching adult learners.
Whether you’re teaching a friend how to knit, creating online instruction, or just want to be able to better communicate—these strategies don’t disappoint.
Here are my 10 favorite tips:
By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, March 03, 2015
They’re everywhere. You’ve seen them. Maybe you’ve even worked for them:
From the micromanager to the tyrant to the checked-out guy who’s never available, bad managers make the work life miserable for everyone around them.
Too many people are promoted up the corporate ladder without the skills they need to lead.
Management isn’t for everyone, and it shouldn’t be. If you’re in line for a promotion or dream of a taking a leadership position someday, do yourself and your potential future team a favor: Take time to assess whether you’re truly ready to be a manager — and a good one at that.
Here are the six things I wish I’d known when I stepped into my first management job years ago.
By Jolie Miller | Saturday, February 28, 2015
I’m one of those people for whom saving and budgeting isn’t always top of mind. But tax time always reminds me that I need to be more vigilant.
So I need savings hacks that are—dare I say—fun. In fact, they should be so painless that I don’t notice I’m doing something terribly responsible.
Of course, you can learn all about setting financial goals on lynda.com.
But here are six of my own favorite money-saving tips:
By Jolie Miller | Saturday, February 14, 2015
If you’re job-hunting, or considering a transition to a new role in your current company, take some time in your interviewing process to really scout the new boss you’d be working for.
One of the most important predictors of your job success is your fit with your manager:
Do you communicate in similar ways? Is he invested in you and your career? Will she person help you advance and learn new skills?
It’s hard to know any of these answers before you start the job. But I have a few tricks that have helped me vet new superiors.
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