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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Advancing your career: Management Tips

This week we’ll talk about earning your next promotion and raise.  The secret is not about building up enough courage to ask for what you want; it’s about thoughtful planning that lets you experience more wins and helps others do the same. It’s about turning yourself into a much better candidate for promotion.

Some people believe that if they hang out long enough at a job, they’ll get a promotion or at least a good raise. This sense of entitlement has become widespread in organizations and is often associated with the “Participation Trophy Generation.” Critics argue that the parenting trend from the last couple of decades of offering constant positive affirmation to kids has created a whole generation of people who were brought up receiving trophies just for showing up to play on a team. Now these Millennials have entered the workforce and seem to expect a promotion, raise, or at least a lot of praise just for doing their basic jobs.

By Juliana Aldous | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Using LinkedIn to manage your career

Manage your career with LinkedIn

We now have two courses on LinkedIn in our library from Richard Colback, one for individuals and one for businesses.

• Up and Running with LinkedIn • LinkedIn for Business

I took Richard’s first course myself when I was interviewing at lynda.com, and it really helped me—so in turn I’d like to share five ways I’ve learned to use LinkedIn that can help you manage your career.

By Bonnie Bills | Thursday, May 19, 2011

How can you get the most out of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn’s IPO is making waves in financial circles, but there’s a number being bandied about that should resonate with job seekers as well: 41 percent of its revenue comes from hiring solutions, which signifies the extent to which employers and recruiters are using LinkedIn to find job candidates. LinkedIn is a powerful tool for any job seeker, whether you’re a college student entering the job market or a seasoned professional looking to advance your career.

[Source: OnlineMBA.com]

Richard Colback, author of LinkedIn Essential Training, shares his top tips for getting the most out of LinkedIn:

Complete your profile and keep it up to date. LinkedIn is a live platform with millions of people referring to the profiles it contains on a daily basis. By creating and maintaining a full profile, you will feature more prominently in the results shown to this huge network of people.

Add connections. The value of a network is exponentially greater than your profile on its own. By adding business, educational, and professional contacts to your network, you open up opportunities not only for yourself, but also for others in your network who can help each other via a shared link to you.

Get involved. There are many ways that you can get involved on LinkedIn. These vary from sharing information that will benefit the LinkedIn communities you are part of, to joining groups and providing people with another way to contact you and share their interests and insights with you. Active users of LinkedIn are finding jobs, creating business partnerships, and helping others to advance every minute of the day. It’s incredibly powerful, and simple to get started.

Richard’s course offers in-depth tutorials in setting up a profile and making the most of LinkedIn’s networking and job search features. (We also have a course on creating an effective resume if you need some help with that piece.) Take some time to develop a presence on the site, and see what happens when you open yourself up to a network of millions of employers, recruiters, and colleagues who use LinkedIn to help their businesses—and each other—be more successful.

By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, December 22, 2010

lynda.com celebrates the year and the holidays

lynda.com employees, authors, artists, and their families had a great time this year at our annual holiday party! Here’s just a few photos from our event, which featured dinner, dancing, games, and more. Just one of the amazing reasons to work at lynda.com!

By Crystal McCullough | Sunday, August 22, 2010

The lynda.com culture: lynda.com employees share why they love working here

Our Human Resources department spearheaded a series of behind-the-scenes videos that talk about what it’s like to work at lynda.com, what inspires us, and what we enjoy most about the area in which our company is located.

In this second video, lynda.com employees share how they feel about lynda.com: how they feel about the product, coworkers, quality, work ethic, benefits, and the company as a whole. They also share how passionate they are about making a difference in so many members’ lives.

If you are interested in working at lynda.com, see all of our current postings on our Careers page.

By Crystal McCullough | Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bruce & Lynda share why they love working here

Our Human Resources department spearheaded a series of behind-the-scenes videos that talk about what it’s like to work at lynda.com, what inspires us, and what we enjoy most about the area in which our company is located.

In this first video, lynda.com founders Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman tell us why they love to come to work here every day. From enabling members to make the most of their abilities, to striving to give more to members than expected, to reinventing education and putting the joy and curiosity back into the experience of learning, Bruce and Lynda explain the challenges and joys of being a part of lynda.com.

If you are interested in working at lynda.com, see all of our current postings on our Careers page.

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