Job Search 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.


How to Network Professionally During the Coronavirus Pandemic

September 20, 2020

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It’s no secret that networking is a critical component of job searching specifically, and for professional development more generally. For some, networking comes easily. Attending industry meetups, making regular appearances at local events or happy hours — these types of activities feel natural to some job-seekers and workers. For others, networking is more of a […]

Worker prepares for networking session over video conference

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

September 17, 2020

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, or to message me on LinkedIn. Thanks! Hi Lindsey,  I just graduated from college in May, and I’ve […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

The Intergenerational Workplace: What is Considered “Millennial” Really Benefits Us All

October 17, 2017

Football has been in the news for a lot of important reasons lately, but today I’d like to talk about a change in football and other sports that is less reported. Over the past few years, I’ve become fascinated with how athletic coaching techniques are evolving to better support millennial players. The most recent example is […]

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How 5 “Old School” Industries Are Recruiting Millennials

June 9, 2017

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It’s hard enough to attract and retain millennials to sexy tech companies, high-paying banking firms and other “hot” sectors. But what if you’re in a decidedly old school field or one that’s not top-of-mind for many job seekers? Here are some of the lessons these industries have learned that you can apply to your own […]

Don’t Make This Mistake Assessing Job Candidates

May 19, 2017

Strong GPA. Check.       Impressive internship. Check. The right technical certifications. Check. Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers […]

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