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A LinkedIn Learning Playlist for Corporate Newcomers

tiffany profile image Tiffany White Originally published at tiffanywhite.dev ・1 min read

If you're over 30 and have just made your way up from some place like Target as a cashier to having a nice, cushy dev job in a corporation, it can seem really daunting at first. I was out of my element for a good portion of the past 5 months.

I am a bad communicator and that means I hit some snags. I also know there is a lot to being a corporate worker, such as being assertive, pitching an idea, or giving a presentation.

Being broke and working fast food or retail jobs then working corporate is hard. There is leeway there that you just don't have at your retail job.

I was really struggling so I went on LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, and made a playlist to help me and anyone else of a certain age navigate their first corporate job.

First Time In Corporate

LinkedIn is a necessary evil today. My company pays for us to use this to level up our skills but I still think it is worth the investment if you're struggling to adjust. It's helped me.

Have you used LinkedIn Learning? Are you a dev of a certain age just breaking into corporate? Tell me your story. I'd love to hear it.

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Open source enthusiast, autodidact, JavaScript hacker, React fangirl and herder of cats 🐈.

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I work for linkedin actually in lynda/learning. You mention linkedin is a "necessary evil". Love to understand what we can do better.

 

This could be a post unto itself. If you have an email I could elaborate there.