When I was a sophomore in high school, I had my first and only lead role in my high school’s musical. That year, it was “Camelot.” I was Guenevere. There’s a song in the play that begins, “Tra la, it’s May! The lusty month of May!” Every year, on the first of May, I text […]
The transition from college life to work life is never easy, but I’m hearing from so many young graduates that this year is especially challenging. The class of 2022 has been through so much disruption, disappointment and uncertainty — and was robbed of nearly two years of face time with professors, internships and networking opportunities. […]
Networking is natural for some, and tough for others. Networking remotely is an entirely new phenomenon. Here are some tips for remote networking.
Struggling to find your first job out of college? You are not alone. Here are some tips that I hope will help you land interviews and a job.
At the beginning of July 2020, there were approximately 17.8 million people unemployed in the United States. In the face of sweeping layoffs and shutdowns, the economy feels wild and unpredictable. When managers are forced to make tough decisions, you don’t want to be the one finding a pink slip on your (virtual) desk. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this post, I respond to a concern I’ve heard from many college graduates entering the job market during the coronavirus pandemic. College graduates tell me that they are torn between taking any job offer available and holding out for a salary that meets their expectations. They know the economy is weak, but at the […]
When it comes to working from home, I’ve noticed that the number one enemy of productivity is social media. I hear this from college interns. I hear it from direct managers. I’m not immune either – you should see me scroll through Twitter during the Oscars season. Americans spend an average of 2.35 hours every […]
MSNBC Appearance: How College Graduates Can Make Their Job Applications Stand out during Coronavirus
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 […]