By Starshine Roshell | Saturday, August 8, 2015
No matter what industry you work in, being the new person is rough. There’s so much to learn, from software to jargon to office politics—even where they keep the notepads.
Of course you’re gonna make mistakes. But you’re not alone.
Below, lynda.com Business authors and staff members share their own embarrassing stories from when they were noobs at work. Read about their bonehead moves, the fallout from them and, most importantly, what they learned as a result.
We hope you’ll learn how not to behave in your first days, weeks, or months at a new job—or at least get a good chuckle.
By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, August 2, 2015
“If only there were another hour in the day …”
We’ve all said it. Now our Productivity experts show you exactly where to find that extra hour a day—60 satisfying minutes that will put some breathing room back into your workday, taking it from utter madness to totally manageable.
By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, January 11, 2015
There’s prolific and then there’s prolific. Beloved lynda.com author David Rivers just published his 100th course with us!
Beginning a dozen years ago with Word 2003 Essential Training, David has taught everything from Excel and PowerPoint to Captivate and Evernote.
Our new eight-minute video 100 Courses and Counting: David Rivers on Elearning gives you a glimpse into his recording process and reveals his passion both for teaching—and for the subjects he teaches. Plus you get to see him Rollerblading with his dog, and who’d want to miss that?
We know lynda.com fans have learned a lot from David. In the following Q&A, he tells us what he’s learned in his years of teaching.
By David Rivers | Sunday, September 7, 2014
I’ll be the first to admit I’m no spring chicken. Over the past 20 years, I’ve personally witnessed major changes in the workplace and the way we do business, thanks to the evolution of technology.
They call it “progress” and for the most part, these changes have been for the better. But new graduates, who were born into a high-tech world and do almost everything with technology, have a distinct advantage over existing workers who feel like they’re being left behind while struggling to keep up with all the changes.
Yes, getting lazy about learning new technology is a great way to kiss your career goodbye. But staying relevant doesn’t have to be scary—or even difficult.
By David Rivers | Sunday, August 31, 2014
There’s a motto I value and it can really help students who are in the midst of another school year: “Manage your work; don’t let it manage you.”
Of course, this is much easier said than done. That’s why I’d like to share these time-management tips to help students stay in control, reduce stress levels, and enjoy a happier school year!
By David Rivers | Saturday, August 23, 2014
Back-to-school month is an exciting time for everyone in the family. But if you’re not ready, it can become one of the most stressful times of the year.
You can avoid start-of-the-school-year panic if you’re organized—and Evernote can help.
By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Over a billion people use Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. That’s one in seven people—on the planet.
If you’re one of them, you need the essential time-saving tips in our new Weekly Office Workshop. (Or as we like to call it around here, “W.O.W.”)
By David Rivers | Friday, November 8, 2013
Great news for Office 365 users this week: Microsoft has released an update improving the Office Web Apps that are included with Home Premium and Business subscription plans.
While the Office Web Apps started out as a companion to the desktop experience, Microsoft has been improving functionality within the Web Apps with the intention of shifting them into their own, standalone Office experience on the web.
With this in mind, users of the Office Web Apps will notice some improved features and functions in this latest update.
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