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Getting from College to Career, Revised Edition — on sale now!

Today is the day! I am thrilled to announce that my new book, the revised and updated edition of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, is now available from HarperCollins!

I’m now also sharing daily career tips, links and resources on my Facebook fan page at

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the new book:

Hey Lindsey, why did you revise the book now?
Well, for starters, Twitter didn’t even exist when I wrote the first edition! Read my interview with Kimberly Palmer of U.S. News and World Report to learn more about the new social media advice included in the book. (Thank you, Kim!)

What else is included in this revised edition that’s new?
Besides a ton of new content on how to use social media in your job search and career advancement, the revised edition includes tips on Google apps, Skype interviewing, working in the BRIC countries and other timely topics, such as:

•More strategies for standing out in today’s ultra-competitive job market
•Advice on “alternative” career strategies, such as part-time work, freelancing and post-college interning
•LinkedIn strategies specific to students and recent grads
•How to find opportunities in start-up companies and virtual organizations
•A fully updated resource guide, including the best people and organizations to follow on Twitter

You still cover the basics like resumes, cover letters and interviewing, right?
Of course. Getting from College to Career, Revised Edition includes absolutely all of my advice on every step of the job search, and I’ve added in even more tips from recruiters and successful professionals I’ve interviewed since the original book was published.

I’m not currently looking for a job. Does Getting from College to Career include advice for people who are not job hunting at the moment?
Yes! And it also contains advice for people who are beyond their first jobs. My good friend, communications consultant Cari Sommer, wrote a post for applying my tips to the non-jobseeker market. (Thank you, Cari!)

This all sounds great! Where can I buy the book?
Thank you for your support! You can buy the book at,, or your favorite local bookseller.

If you have any additional questions about the book or how I can help you get from college to career, please comment below!

  1. Denise says:

    I bought the old edition in August, was so excited to hear about the new edition that I pre-ordered it for a friend who graduated in December and was freaking out about post-college life. I know it’ll help her as much as it did for me!

    • Lindsey Pollak says:

      Thanks so much Denise. Glad to hear it and best of luck to your friend.

  2. Angie Star says:

    Thanks for letting us know, I already had the old version, so I will get the new one too as it is a great help, thanks Denise.

    • Lindsey Pollak says:

      You’re quite welcome Angie! Let us know how you like it.

  3. Anne Bartlett says:

    Thanks for this blog post about your book. I had never heard of it until I started following your blog recently, and knowing there’s a recently revised version has encouraged me to go out and look for a copy of my own. It sounds like a very helpful resource for college students/recent grads!

    • Lindsey Pollak says:

      @Anne – Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the book!

  4. David says:

    I’m a May 2011 college grad, and I bought the older edition of this book this past August. Is it worth it to buy the revised edition of this book?

    • Lindsey Pollak says:

      Hi David,

      Great question! And yes, absolutely. There is a ton of new content and lots of updates in the new version.

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