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5 Online Job Search Strategies

Published by | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Believe it or not, searching for a job doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful.

If you feel like your job search has you treading water, follow these five tips to get organized, visible, connected—and headed down the path to employment.

How to install Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 minutes

Published by | Monday, April 14th, 2014

Install Google Analytics into WordPress in 5 minutes

If you can copy and paste text, you can install Google Analytics to WordPress. All you need is an established self-hosted WordPress.org website or blog, a Google Analytics account, and five minutes or less.

Note: You can only install Google Analytics on self-hosted WordPress.org sites and blogs. WordPress-hosted WordPress.com blogs won’t let you alter your header file or otherwise make low-level changes to your website infrastructure.

3 business writing tips for non-writers

Published by | Sunday, April 13th, 2014

3 business writing tips for non-writers

How many emails have you written to colleagues, clients, or customers this week? If the answer is one or more, you should consider business writing as part of your job—even if the word “writer” is not in your title.

Business writing is any written communication to teammates, stakeholders, and other people you work with. The good news: You don’t have to be a creative writing major to be an excellent business writer; in fact, you don’t even have to be creative. All you need is the desire to communicate in a way that leaves your reader feeling informed and prepared to take action.

To help you get there, here are three of my favorite tips from the Business Writing Fundamentals course on lynda.com. For simplicity, I’m focusing on email here, but these tips can also be applied to handwritten notes, memos, printed letters, and more.

Congratulations to our Adobe CS6 Master Collection winner

Published by | Saturday, July 21st, 2012

In June 2012 we offered our lynda.com Facebook fans a chance to win a copy of the Adobe CS6 Master Collection. Please join us in extending a big congratulations to lynda.com member Trish S., the lucky Floridian who took home the prize!

lynda.com Adobe CS6 Master Collection giveaway winner with software package.
If you weren’t the lucky winner, fret not! Thirteen Adobe CS6 courses are currently live on lynda.com, including five Photoshop CS6 courses, and full-length courses covering InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Illustrator, Flash, and more. To see all 13 CS6 offerings, visit our Adobe CS6 page on lynda.com.

 

Interested in more?
• All 13 Adobe CS6 courses on lynda.com
• All five Photoshop CS6 courses on lynda.com
• All Fireworks CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6 courses on lynda.com

Registration for lynda.com webinar, Stop training. Start learning, now open (again!)

Published by | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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On Thursday, July 19, 2012 at at 11:00am PDT, lynda.com will be hosting a free webinar that challenges the status quo of standardized training, and discusses the benefits of individualized online learning. Led by lynda.com director of learning and development, Jon Robertson, the webinar aims to show organization leaders how to help inspire their teammates to genuinely want to learn.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  •     • An examination of the reasons many online learning implementations fail
  •     • An analysis of how technology is changing the way we learn, and
  •     • Discussion of how people learn, and why it’s important that your team stops training, and starts learning

If you’re interested in adapting an online learning program for your organization but feel that you could benefit from a greater understanding of how to approach education, please join us on July 19th to learn more about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to you, and the professional world.

Register for the webinar

 

lynda.com author Steve Wright to host two-day Nuke Intensive Workshop in LA

Published by | Monday, June 25th, 2012

On June 28 and 29, 2012, lynda.com author Steve Wright will be hosting a 10-seat Nuke Intensive Workshop in Los Angeles, California. The unique two-day workshop is designed specifically to catch you up on Nuke core concepts, and focuses on hands-on training that is infused with insights and understandings that most artists don’t get until they have worked with Nuke for years.

The workshop includes project media, prepared Nuke scripts that demonstrate specific key workflow situations, and multiple Nuke scripts that each workshop participant will create on their own in class. To ensure maximum quality of training, the class size is strictly limited to 10 seats.

Steve Wright Nuke Intensive Workshop topics covered.

Nuke Intensive Workshop topics covered.

Steve Wright is a 20-year veteran of visual effects compositing with over 70 feature film credits. He has been an author with lynda.com since 2007, and has trained over 600 artists in Nuke.

To sign up for the Nuke Intensive Workshop, or for more information on the two-day experience, visit http://nukeintensive.eventbrite.com. To watch a lynda.com Nuke course from Steve Wright, check out his most recent course, Nuke 6.3 New Features, or his beginner-level course, Nuke 5 Essential Training, on lynda.com.

Photoshop.com on Adobe + lynda.com exclusive car photo shoot

Published by | Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The last week of May 2012, lynda.com cleared out a Salvation Army warehouse, set up some lighting, pulled up some cool cars (including a Mercedes SLS, a BMW 135M, and an Aprilia motorcycle) and invited 130-plus employees and friends from lynda.com and Adobe to spend the day photographing cars, and learning about Adobe Photoshop CS6.

A recent blog from Photoshop.com shares a brief recap of the event experience from Adobe’s perspective.

Registration for new lynda.com webinar, Stop training. Start learning, now open

Published by | Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On June 5, 2012, at 11:00am PDT, lynda.com will be hosting a free webinar that challenges the status quo of standardized training, and discusses the benefits of individualized online learning. Lead by lynda.com’s director of learning and development, Jon Robertson, the webinar aims to show organization leaders how to help inspire their teammates to genuinely want to learn.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  •     • An examination of the reasons many online learning implementations fail
  •     • An analysis of how technology is changing the way we learn, and
  •     • Discussion of how people learn, and why it’s important that your team stops training, and starts learning

If you’re interested in adapting an online learning program for your organization but feel that you could benefit from a greater understanding of how to approach education, please join us on June 5th to learn more about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to you, and the professional world.

Register for the webinar