Networking and Personal Branding 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

What Is Your Personal Brand? Five Strategies to Leverage Your Most Powerful Professional Tool

March 20, 2018

Just over two decades ago in August 1997, professionals were hit with a revolutionary concept when business guru Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company titled “The Brand Called You.” In this seminal piece, Peters introduced the idea that YOU are every bit as much a brand as Starbucks, Levi’s or Champion. (Isn’t it […]

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How To Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

January 23, 2018

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  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

January 2, 2018

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 […]

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

November 21, 2017

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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

November 7, 2017

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 […]

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Five LinkedIn Resources You Didn’t Know Existed

August 22, 2017

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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

June 13, 2017

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. […]

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