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Learning LinkedIn Premium Career with Garrick Chow
Learn how to find your dream job—or simply get ahead in your field—with LinkedIn Premium Career.
20m • COURSE
Managing Your Career: Early Career with Valerie Sutton
Learn how to proactively manage your career by building a career profile that will guide your future growth.
1h 8m • COURSE
Building a Flexible Career with Brie Reynolds
Make your job fit your life. Find out how to request a more flexible schedule or find a new job that offers flexible work.
41m 18s • COURSE
Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning with Oliver Schinkten
What's your learning style? Discover how you learn best and how LinkedIn Learning can help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.
33m 43s • COURSE
Professional Networking with Dorie Clark
You don't have to be an extrovert to be good at networking. Learn networking strategies to network authentically and connect with people you actually like.
29m 41s • COURSE
Writing a Resume with Stacey Gordon
Learn how to write a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. This resume writing course deals with the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.
2h 39m • COURSE
Finding a Job with Jolie Miller
Ready to find your next job? Learn how to prepare yourself for today's job market and land a gig that you'll love.
39m 51s • COURSE
Freelancing Foundations (2013) with Tom Geller
Prepare yourself for a new career or transition to freelancing.
2h 12m • COURSE
Informational Interviewing with Barbara Bruno
Learn about how informational interviews are different than job interviews, but are also an important part of your job search. Discover how to make the most of—and get the most out of—an interview.
49m 18s • COURSE
Working as a Contract or Temporary Employee with Barbara Bruno
Learn how to escalate your career growth—and improve your work-life balance—by taking on a role as a contractor or temporary employee.
47m 2s • COURSE
Finding a Remote Job with Mike Gutman
Learn how to find a remote job. Get tips on conducting a remote job search, acing remote interviews, and staying motivated and productive when you work from home.
1h 7m • COURSE
Mastering Common Interview Questions with Valerie Sutton
Learn how to master the top 10 most common interview questions you'll encounter when looking for a new job.
56m 14s • COURSE
Succeeding in a New Job with Dr. Chaz Austin
Finding a new job is just the beginning. Explore actionable ways to be successful after joining a new company.
56m 18s • COURSE
Finding Work-Life Fit (2014) with Cali Williams Yost
Discover how to begin to find work-life fit, and build performance and well being in a positive way.
29m 3s • COURSE
Setting Your Financial Goals with Ken Boyd
Get a friendly guide to the basics of money management, including financial planning, budgeting, managing debt, and investing, and learn how to set your first financial goals.
1h 7m • COURSE
Negotiating Your Job Offer with Christine DiDonato
Got the job offer? Learn how to understand what your offer covers and negotiate your compensation and benefits when you accept a new job.
1h 19m • COURSE
Asking for a Raise with Lisa Gates
Learn how to understand and communicate your professional value and get what you want in a salary negotiation.
43m 54s • COURSE
Working Remotely with Mike Gutman
Learn best practices for working remotely. Use today's cloud-based tools to stay productive, build culture, and work seamlessly with your team—anywhere there is internet.
1h • COURSE
Transitioning Out of Your Job with Dr. Chaz Austin
Is it time to move on from your company or current position? Learn how to quit your job with grace and leave on the best foot possible.
1h 7m • COURSE
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Garrick Chow has authored 75+ training courses, and is a presenter at Macworld and AIGA.
Garrick Chow is a senior staff author at Lynda.com, and has authored dozens of courses, covering a diverse range of topics. He regularly leads live classes and seminars at private companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities. He has been a presenter at the Macworld conference, and at events for design associations such as AIGA and UCDA. His interests include audio and music production, digital lifestyle tools, and fitness-related apps and gadgets. When not sitting in front of a computer screen, Garrick can be found playing with the indie-rock band The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com) or trail running. Visit him at www.garrickchow.com or follow him on Twitter @garrickchow.
Valerie Sutton is a thought leader in career theory and student services in university settings.
As an experienced career coach within the MBA and education sectors, Valerie has expertise in applying research to practice, by utilizing technology to help create a "career consciousness" with her clients. As a Director of the Career Services Office, she has oversight of services that reach over 900 students annually at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Valerie's prior experience includes the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Valerie is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CareerLeader assessment, and has knowledge of the Strengthsfinder assessment.
Her interest is in training and development of individuals and teams in managing their career progression and understanding market demands, as it relates to recruitment and retention of employees. Through the use of career theory and coaching techniques, her goal is to teach individuals to take the initiative and lead the success of their own career. To learn more about Valerie visit her LinkedIn profile.
Brie Weiler Reynolds is a career advisor and the director of online content at FlexJobs. FlexJobs is the award-winning site for telecommuting, flexible schedules, and freelance job listings. As a free site for employers to source, screen, and recruit top-notch candidates for telecommuting and flexible positions, FlexJobs is a fantastic resource for hiring managers. Brie has a master of science degree in human resource management and over 10 years of experience working with job seekers and employers. Find Brie on Twitter @briewreynolds.
Oliver Schinkten is a national speaker, consultant, writer, and video trainer.
He is an expert in learning and teaching, specializing in supporting educators as they work to empower their students.
As a learning facilitator passionate about education reform and revolutionizing education, Oliver believes in providing every student with a real-life, relevant, engaging, and personalized education in which they learn how to learn, develop character and integrity, and get inspired to become lifelong learners and world changers.
He is the founder of AssistEd Shift and ComPassion Based Learning, as well as a cofounder of the Communities program at Oshkosh North High School.
Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Dorie is also the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the number one leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and was a Washington Post best-seller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie was described by the New York Times as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives."
She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
Stacey A. Gordon is founder and CEO of Rework Work.
Rework Work provides a holistic view to reworking what doesn't work about work. As a diversity consultant with recruiting expertise, not only does she guide professionals through outplacement and develop job search strategies to help you choose a job you will love, but she also helps companies to be your employer of choice through workshops and presentations.
Her professional history of supporting diversity initiatives began with her work in diversity recruiting at Prudential, where she was one of the top recruiters on the West Coast. She developed programs for what is now Dress for Success Worldwide, founded the first professional chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, was tapped to succeed the executive director of the national organization, and continued her work in diversity at MUFG Americas— one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Stacey has served on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources as COO and then as president and also as director of learning and development for Professionals in Human Resources Association, the largest SHRM affiliate in the country. She is the author of a book titled The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn't) and three elearning courses on this platform titled Human Resources: Diversity Recruiting, Unconscious Bias, and Writing a Resume. As a career consultant and strategist, Stacey has written career- and diversity-related articles and provided content for Essence, Black MBA Magazine, Forbes.com, Monster.com, and several career-related blogs. She also appeared in a career segment on FoxBusiness.com.
Jolie Miller, PMP® is the head of business of content strategy at LinkedIn Learning.
In her current role, Jolie oversees business content strategy and publishing for the company. Leading the publication of 500+ business courses a year, Jolie works with her team to validate market size and opportunity and create instructional and engaging video content at scale for millions of customers, including multinational enterprises and consumers. Jolie is responsible for setting the LinkedIn Learning content strategy goals across key business verticals, including leadership and management, HR, talent acquisition, L&D, sales, marketing, finance and accounting, operations, career development, productivity software, and training. Over the past 10+ years, Jolie has helped over 150 authors translate classroom lectures, keynotes, books, and course ideas into interactive online learning, spanning the fields of business, health care, K–12 education, career training, and productivity. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Jolie managed author and content acquisitions at Education To Go, a division of Cengage Learning, where she developed and launched a new product line of K–12 professional development courses in conjunction with staff development for educators. You can follow her @joliemiller or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/joliemiller.
Tom Geller has worked in communications for over 20 years, focusing mainly on business and technology.
Tom's roles have included time as a writer, editor, journalist, videographer, presenter, educator, web designer, layout artist, and public relations executive. Since 2006, he's freelanced for publications and private clients including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Apple, Nature.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. A frequent traveler, he moved from his native US to the Netherlands in 2016. Connect with him at http://tomgeller.com.
Barbara Bruno is an internationally recognized top expert in the staffing and recruiting profession.
She is the president of Good As Gold Training and HR Search and addresses 20+ events annually, conducts webinars, and provides in-house training and consulting. Her ideas are comprehensive, logical, easy to implement, and help guarantee that participants realize a strong return on their time and money. In addition, she offers several web-based training options like her Top Producer Tutor, which helps jump-start new hires and elevate the success of the most tenured recruiters or account executives.
Realizing the importance of the candidate experience, Barb created a customized career portal for the 95% of candidates not placed. The staffing and recruiting firms who have set up a career portal are now helping 100% of the candidates they attract while they enjoy the benefit of increased referrals, positive social media posts, and passive income.
Most recently Barb developed the Sales Performance Indicator, which is a simple-to-use metric tool that takes the guesswork out of consistent production.
Barb writes for numerous publications and authors one of the most widely read online publications, her biweekly No BS Newsletter. She is the author of several books and the creator of a mobile app for job seekers, and is often quoted as an industry expert.
Bottom line: Her enthusiasm and passion for this profession are contagious!
As director of marketing at FlexJobs, Michael Gutman connects people and companies with flexible work.
Michael is focused on the intersection of lifestyle, sustainability, and business. He imagines a future where people are unchained from their desks and have the freedom to work wherever they want.
A former marketing manager in Silicon Valley, Michael changed his focus in 2008 to help propel the message of sustainability. He helped push the local sustainability movement forward in Mexico, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco, and now he is helping the world reimagine a more flexible, sustainable way to work.
Prior to FlexJobs, Michael worked at Sqwiggle, a cloud-based office productivity application for connecting remote teams. He has been telecommuting since 2007, and his work flexibility allows him to spend a week out of the year as a snowboard instructor in Lake Tahoe, California. He is an avid traveler; however, you might find him working out of his Northern California home with his laptop in the backyard, as his goats and chickens say hello in the background.
Dr. Chaz Austin, EdD is a recognized authority in the field of career packaging and marketing.
Dr. Chaz trains his clients to self-market, a mandatory skill in today's workplace. He also conducts workshops and leads courses for people in a broad range of industries and at any stage of their careers—from those who have recently graduated from school to people who have been in the workforce for decades and are re-careering.
Dr. Chaz holds an EdD in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He has authored two books about self-marketing and how to treat yourself like a business. His most recent book is 101 Ways to Find Work … and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! In academia, Dr. Chaz has served as director of career development for the Musicians Institute; career resource specialist for business students and alumni at Woodbury University; MBA career development & employer relations manager at Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management; and director of placement for Video Symphony.
He was also a college professor teaching a wide range of courses in business and communication, specializing in career training, and has presented papers to the National Association of Women MBAs, the Association for Business Communication, the National Council for Workforce Education, the Society of Educators and Scholars, the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, the California Placement Association, and the Global Leadership and Management Conference.
Cali Williams Yost is a corporate strategist, author, and founder of Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc.
She has helped diverse organizations, such as E&Y, Novo Nordisk, Quest Diagnostics, the United Nations, USDA, Stanford University, and the Singapore Government, adapt their strategies and cultures to the new reality of work, and has given thousands of individuals the modern tools and skills to take control of their work-life fit and find success, on and off the job. Called "one of the most sophisticated thinkers" on work and life issues by The New York Times, Yost is frequently asked to comment in the media. She has appeared on the TODAY Show—most recently with Maria Shriver, as part of her "Doing It All" series—CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and NPR, and in Fast Company, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Yost's pioneering work-life "fit" how-to advice for individuals can be found in the recently released book Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, and in the critically acclaimed Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You. Yost lives in New Jersey where her work-life fit includes a husband and two wonderful daughters.
For more information about Cali Williams Yost, and the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., go to www.flexstrategygroup.com, and connect with Cali on Twitter @caliyost and on Facebook at facebook.com/worklifefit.
Kenneth W. Boyd, a former CPA, has 30+ years of experience in accounting, education, and financial services.
Boyd is the owner of St. Louis Test Preparation. He provides tutoring, podcasts, blogs, articles and speaking services on accounting and finance. Ken is the author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies, and 1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies (available in 2015).
Boyd speaks nationally for an institutional money manager firm. In recent years, Ken has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the Cook School of Business at St. Louis University (SLU). He has taught several accounting courses including financial, management, intermediate, and cost accounting to undergraduates at SLU.
Ken also worked as an instructor for Dearborn Financial, a division of Kaplan, Inc. He was responsible for teaching test preparation courses for the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) Series 7, 6, and 63 exams. In that role, he taught over 1,000 students in a 4-year period. Ken has written test questions for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam for ACT, Inc. More than a dozen of his test questions on auditing were accepted for exam use in '05 and '06. A veteran of KPMG - Peat Marwick's audit department, Ken managed his own accounting practice for 6 years.
Christine DiDonato, founder of Career Revolution, is an innovator in employee and leadership development.
As the former head of talent for Sony Electronics, Inc., one of Forbes' "The 25 Companies Where Millennials Most Want To Work in 2015," Christine focused her passion and research on acquiring, coaching, and developing the organization's youngest generation of employees to become the next generation of leaders.
As a leading global expert in emerging leader development, Christine recognized the need to bring tangible and measurable solutions to organizations. To relieve managers from having to carry 100% of the burden of solving the generational gap, she created AccelerateME™, a unique feedback tool specifically designed for today's young professionals to take greater ownership of their actions at work.
Christine is a seasoned and progressive facilitator, speaker, and workplace strategist who partners with clients to move beyond theory and academics and put tangible solutions in place that address the challenges of our new workforce. She is recognized as a leading expert in her field as seen in her contributions to popular media sources like Inc., Time, Money, Forbes, College Magazine, and USA Today as well as the Human Capital Institute and Society for Human Resource Development.
Lisa Gates is a career and leadership coach and the founder of Story Happens Here.
Lisa works with ambitious women who are committed to mastering their leadership stories, building their influence and stage presence, and activating their thought leadership reputations.
With a career that spans marketing and public relations to freelance writing to acting and improvisation, Lisa has learned a thing or two about interviewing, pitching, negotiating, and storytelling. As the former cofounder of She Negotiates, an internationally recognized consulting and training firm, Lisa has helped hundreds of women close their wage and leadership gaps. Her work has been featured on NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Atlantic, Glamour, and many others. To learn more, visit www.storyhappenshere.com.