Career Advice for Young Professionals Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

Millennial and Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak's blog covers future of work topics. Dive in below to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times in the workplace.

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Not Hearing Back from Employers After You Apply? Here are Some Tips (Career FAQ)

September 17, 2020

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The following is the first entry in a new series featuring answers to Frequently Asked Questions related to readers’ careers. I do my best to respond to every question, so feel free to reach out to me at lindsey@lindseypollak.com, or to message me on LinkedIn. Thanks! Hi Lindsey,  I just graduated from college in May, and I’ve […]

A Professional Recruiter’s Top 5 Insider Tips for Stress-free Networking and Interviewing

July 10, 2020

Getting a job in 2020 is a daunting task. But despite the unknowns of the economy and pandemic and the impersonal nature of a fully virtual job search, there is still one, timeless strategy I recommend to job seekers: networking.  For expertise on this important topic, I interviewed Catherine Hall, a professional recruiter who’s been […]

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My Internship Was Canceled Because of Coronavirus. Now, What Do I Do?

June 25, 2020

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Recently, I’ve given advice to college graduates looking for jobs in one of the most stressful and unprecedented economies in history. That’s not an exaggeration.  But graduates aren’t the only young people dealing with the fallout of the pandemic. Many college freshmen, sophomores and juniors have had plans canceled as well. Many of you were […]

What Should I Do If I Think I Am Going to Lose My Job Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

March 26, 2020

It is an understatement to say that we are living in frightening and uncertain times.  As the economy plunges, millions of people have already lost their jobs and many others are wondering if they are going to lose their jobs in the coming weeks and months.  Although the situations are obviously very different, I lived […]

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How to Change Your Boss’ Mind About a Promotion By Using a Growth Mindset

March 5, 2020

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Did you ever take an IQ test during high school? Was your class ever separated into the “advanced” or “honors” section and the no-name “regular” section? The problem with these assessments is that they often lack context. Rather than revealing each of our unique talents and skills, they simply tell us that some people have […]

My Top 5 Book Picks

August 14, 2019

When I reached out to dozens of colleagues to ask what their favorite people management book was, The One Minute Manager received the most mentions. Consider this super-short book a “management for dummies” that’s really very smart. My all-time favorite book on networking. As you might guess from the title, Never Eat Alone is about why you need […]

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Ikigai: The Importance of Purpose in the Intergenerational Workplace

October 24, 2017

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There is a lot of buzz right now about millennials’ desire for “purpose” in their work. The truth, however, is that a desire for meaning is remarkably intergenerational. Strikingly, the 2016 Global Purpose Index found that 48 percent of Baby Boomers and 38 percent of Gen Xers were purpose-driven, compared to 30 percent of millennials. […]

Want To Shed the “Snowflake” Image? This Quality Will Help

September 8, 2017

Grit. This word has recently jumped into our business vernacular, sparked in large part by the revealing book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth.  When millennials are falsely described through stereotypes like “snowflakes” or “trophy chasers” or as being constantly hovered over by “helicopter parents,” what detractors are really saying is […]

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