Getting from College to Career 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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Should College Graduates Accept Job Offers with Lower Salaries during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

June 22, 2020

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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 […]

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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How to Get a Job After Graduation: Ten Tips to Stand Out and Get Noticed

May 31, 2018

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Graduating college? Entering the working world? Below are ten ways to get noticed and land a job after graduation. I wrote my first book, Getting From College To Career, to answer all the (many!) questions I had when I was graduating from college and starting my career. My goal was to ease the passage, if […]

My Bookstr Interview: Why Some Managers Struggle to Lead in the Multigenerational Workplace—And How To Improve

March 13, 2018

One of the best ways to find career and leadership inspiration is to read: blogs, websites, newsletters…and of course, books. (In fact, soon I will be sharing a comprehensive resource list that I’ve been compiling with input from many of my readers.) I am always looking for new books, which is why I love the […]

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How to Get Started On My Career: 90 Tips for Success

November 7, 2017

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In my book Getting from College to Career, I provide readers with an essential guide to succeeding in the real world. The book is organized into 90 tips to help orient and guide you. My book (and this post) don’t contain a step-by-step, all-inclusive guide to getting a job. Rather, it offers the best tips I’ve gathered […]

Ikigai: The Importance of Purpose in the Intergenerational Workplace

October 24, 2017

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. […]

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

September 8, 2017

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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 […]

Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

August 18, 2017

Have you ever worked for someone with exceptional communication skills? Whether they have a knack for simplifying a complex topic or inspiring a team with just the right message, gifted communicators are able to instantly win over their audience in any setting — from a large conference audience to a one-on-one meeting. The good news […]

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