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.


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

May 21, 2020

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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 […]

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

May 14, 2020

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 […]

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The Monthly Remix: How Graduates Can Find a Job during COVID-19, Multigenerational Company Training, Self-Care and Managing Employees through Uncertainty

May 4, 2020

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Welcome to the Monthly Work Remix, where I answer career and workplace questions submitted by professionals like you. Every month, I adapt episodes of my podcast, The Work Remix, into a reader-friendly advice column. Click the links below to stream the individual episodes and hear my answers in greater detail. Episode 10 – How to […]

Can College Graduates Still Find Jobs during the Coronavirus Shutdown?

April 16, 2020

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 […]

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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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