Articles about Career Advice

Work-Life Balance

Why it’s OK to focus on your career over starting a family

It’s easy to start feeling left out and panicked that your friendships may diverge because you are not rushing to get a bun in the oven. Whether it is friends or family, there’s no need to feel guilty about choosing your career over kids.


Cosmo’s former top editor: ‘Being gutsy almost always wins the day’

Kate White sat down with Ladders to discuss her long career and what she wants young women working today to know.

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6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement

Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.

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Richard Branson on flex policies, what Virgin looks for in an employee, and lessons learned

Entrepreneur Richard Branson gave a keynote presentation this week at the Adobe Summit, a digital marketing conference, in which he made a serious case for why Americans need more vacation time.

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Is accepting a big promotion always a good thing?

Promotions are usually a sign that something's going right for you at work, but they aren't for the faint of heart — the impact a promotion can have on your life should be taken very seriously. Here's how to tell if one is right for you.

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Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

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4 hidden ways to take risks — and propel your career forward

Sometimes opportunities to take risks are hiding in plain sight, so it helps to become adept at spotting them.

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What are millennials doing wrong when it comes to their careers?

Here are the major themes I notice from my millennial peers, clients, and friends who have not found success in their careers.

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How to make a long term career plan actually work

When we use the resume as the end, rather than a means to an end, 10 years down the line we’ll be left with a nice-looking piece of paper asking ourselves “where am I?”


5 ways you can come off untrustworthy in less than 10 seconds

Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. It takes only seven seconds to assess someone's confidence, competence, status, likeability, warmth, and trustworthiness. Here's how to come across well, and quickly.


8 ways to become a more approachable leader

If you want to ensure that your reputation for openness precedes you, here are some tips to improve your approachability.


Tory Burch learned to embrace the word ‘ambition’ and she wants all women to do the same

The #EmbraceAmbition campaign has demonstrated the transformative power of questioning stereotypes and inspired our Foundation to dive deeper and address other harmful stereotypes that impact gender, race and sexuality.


Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown’s career advice is so simple, it’s amazing

The name Bobbi Brown is absolutely synonymous with makeup. Here, for International Women's Day, she shares her best career advice.


The 100,000 homes campaign: A model for scaling up excellence

This is a true story that more people ought to hear. It contains numerous lessons for any leader, organization, or social movement about how to spread something good from the few to the many.


How to avoid these 5 biggest career regrets

To ensure you don’t retire with feelings of rue, read the most common career regrets below and remember them during the daily grind — the gems of truth may pay off for you in the long run.


The skill set of the future: Seven essential habits to own and hone for greater success

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, looking for a better job, or already dominating in your industry, here are some best practices to help you thrive and surpass your own expectations.


Millions of views on YouTube won’t even earn you enough to make rent

If you're starting a YouTube channel, don't expect to get rich quickly, or at all. 


6 strategies for delivering your message with style

Delivering your message with style doesn’t mean speaking with pizzazz or using gimmicks, it means making a point with confidence, command, elegance, and relevance.


5 timeless words of career advice from former presidents

Before becoming the leaders of the free world, nearly every president had to work his way up the corporate ladder, learning plenty of lessons along the way.


If you had a time machine, what would you tell your younger self about your career?

We asked members of our Facebook community The Climb what they wish they could tell their younger selves about their careers. Their answers were often beautiful, always important, sometimes funny, and in one case, made us wish we could provide a man with a brick wall to bash his head against. We saved that one for last. (It's OK Keith, hindsight is 20/20.)


Secrets of success from people who love, love, LOVE their jobs

For those who have struggled to nail down their passion and motivations, ‘falling in love’ with work can seem as impossible as snagging Prince Charming. Luckily, these talented professionals have landed in a career they adore and have shared their tips for success, right in time for Valentine’s Day.


How to keep growing as a professional despite the day-to-day, corporate grind

With so much on your plate during the average week, it's entirely possible for your professional growth to slip through the cracks. Here's how to make sure you keep focused on your long-term goals while juggling all your work responsibilities.


Getting fired twice before age 30 taught this CEO an important lesson

Dealing with getting fired is hard, especially if you’re just starting your career. But getting fired twice before you’re 30 can feel like a double whammy of bad luck.