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

July 10, 2020

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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 […]

MSNBC Q&A: How College Graduates Can Make Their Job Applications Stand out during Coronavirus

May 21, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to join an MSNBC Q&A panel, where members of the college Class of 2020 shared their fears and uncertainties about entering the current job market.  The panel addressed many topics, including graduates’ emotional health, the state of scientific research in the age of social distancing and tactics for landing a […]

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15 Expert LinkedIn Strategies to Impress Recruiters and Land A Job Now

May 14, 2020

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I recently hosted two former colleagues, Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling of the LinkedIn Guys, on The Work Remix Podcast. The three of us worked together during my LinkedIn consulting days, and in this episode, we discuss how you can use LinkedIn to land a job, even in today’s challenging climate. Is your LinkedIn profile […]

Avoid Zoom Doom: 10 Ways Managers Can Facilitate Inclusive, Virtual Conversations

May 6, 2020

Managers like you are used to hosting team meetings. You’ve probably led hundreds of weekly staff meetings. You might have given presentations to your company’s board of directors. Over the years, you’ve perfected your power poses and PowerPoint navigation. But, due to the pandemic, new work-from-home rules have shifted in-person meetings online. Zoom is the […]

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Can College Graduates Still Find Jobs during the Coronavirus Shutdown?

April 16, 2020

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As a college senior, your summer job outlook has likely turned on its head because of coronavirus. In January, you were looking forward to finishing your last round of finals and celebrating with friends and family. Now, social distancing has canceled graduation ceremonies and shut down most businesses across the country. I want you to […]

I Have Never Managed People Remotely. How Do I Even Begin Now That My Team is Working From Home Because of Coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and many states’ mandates to shelter in place, millions of managers across industries are managing remote teams for the first time. This can feel like a brand new challenge, but my hunch is that you are more prepared than you think. Have you ever worked with a supplier based in […]

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

March 26, 2020

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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 […]

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

March 5, 2020

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 […]

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