How to Get Ahead at Work, by Cosmo Editor in Chief Joanna Coles

By Gabrielle KarolLearnVest

Former Marie Claire editor in chief—and newly named Cosmo editor in chief—Joanna Coles is no stranger to making bold career moves.

From moving to the United States from her native England to work for The Guardian to making the jump from newspapers to magazines, Joanna has taken surprising risks that have clearly paid off in the long run.

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On October 9, Joanna, along with Top Chef’s Gail Simmons and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, among others, took the stage at LearnVest LIVE, LearnVest’s first-ever live event in partnership with Chase Blueprint.

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To a packed crowd, Joanna shared her top career tips for nabbing that corner office and achieving the career you’ve always dreamed of. Since the audience went crazy for her, tweeting her quotes and raving about her leather pants, we wanted to let all LearnVest readers in on some of her secrets for taking career risks to get ahead.

Learn how jumping in a speeding car led her to her dream gig—and the five rules of job-hopping everyone needs to know to get ahead.