How To Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

  The latecomers who crowd into my yoga class. The in-flight WiFi that never seems to work. An appointment that runs super long, throwing a wrench in my schedule. We all have little annoyances like these that threaten to consume more energy than they deserve. Like many people, I typically start the year with big […]

My Word of the Year for 2018: Progress

Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to be weighed down with myriad (and easy to break) New Year’s resolutions. Readers who have […]

I’m Starting a New Gratitude Habit and I Hope You’ll Join Me

Thanksgiving is just around the corner,and whether your celebration entails a traditional family affair or its contemporary cousin, “Friendsgiving,” your festivity may include the custom of going around the table and sharing what you’re most thankful for. While health, home, family and friends top many of our lists, I am always intrigued by the smaller […]

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

Cover of the book Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak

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 […]

Five LinkedIn Resources You Didn’t Know Existed

As many of my readers know, I am a devoted LinkedIn user and a former LinkedIn ambassador. Last year I shared my positive review of LinkedIn Publisher as one of the company’s most exciting developments. Recently my friends Jeremy Schifeling and Omar Garriott, who have worked on LinkedIn’s Education team, offered to share insight into […]

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone loves a to-do list more than I do. […]

A Pause For Giving Thanks: Why Gratitude Is Totally Work Appropriate

Gratitude at work

It’s nothing new to give thanks for our loved ones on Thanksgiving. But as we think of our family and friends, it’s also a good time to reflect on the people who have helped us in our careers. The mentor who supported you from the start. The boss who, in retrospect, taught you more than […]