Career Preparation

Come Hone Your Skills With Us!

We are here to help you develop important job search skills beginning with writing a targeted resume and ending with negotiating the salary and benefits for your first post-YSE position. Check out our online resources and be sure to attend our yearly workshops.

Women Helping Women in the Workplace

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Course Details — 24m, Released: 5/21/2019

From sexual harassment, to social conditioning toward perfectionism, to simply being taken seriously by men, women are still in the position of having to fight for what they deserve. This course is a roadmap to self-advocacy and career success. Women—and their male allies—can learn how to advocate for raises, build self-confidence, convey executive presence, and stop sexual harassment. Aspiring board members can also learn why it’s important to stay true to yourself: your unique perspective is an asset, not a liability. This course includes videos from: Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and cofounder of Ellevest, an investing platform for women Valerie Purdie Greenaway, social psychologist at Columbia University Gretchen Carlson, TV commentator, journalist, author, Ted Talk alum, and female empowerment advocate Claire Shipman, TV journalist and author of The Confidence Code Halla Tómasdóttir, Icelandic businesswoman, politician, and speaker Note: This course was produced by Big Think. Hosted by LinkedIn Learning.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Thought Leadership on LinkedIn

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Course Details — 34m, Released: 7/20/2020

Alexandra Galviz ("Authentic Alex”) offers a step-by-step guide to using LinkedIn to reach audiences and establish your expertise.

Creating Psychological Safety for Diverse Teams

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Course Details — 22m, Released: 8/5/2020

Today's workforce comprises multiple generations, cultures, and ways of working. By creating a culture of psychological safety—in which team members feel comfortable taking risks—you can lead these diverse teams to greater success. In this course, leaders who've worked with organizations ranging from the New York Times to the NBA explain how to create a work environment where every team member feels valued, seen, and ready to innovate. Get strategies for communicating with people who think differently than you, managing across cultures, and helping your direct reports form habits that actually stick. Plus, learn how to find balance among the skill sets in your organization by embracing the unique talents that each person brings to the team.

Learning Zoom

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1h 21m | Beginner
Collaborate more seamlessly using Zoom, the popular video conferencing tool. In this course, staff instructor Garrick Chow shows how to schedule, moderate, and participate in Zoom meetings.