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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.

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

November 22, 2013

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In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Faced With Graying Workforce, Nestlé to Start Major Recruitment Drive According to this Wall Street Journal article, Nestle will begin a major initiative […]

Quick Tips for Improving Your Elevator Pitch

November 19, 2013

No matter where you are in your career, your elevator pitch is an essential tool in your “how to get ahead” arsenal. How well you describe yourself in those first few moments of meeting someone is immeasurably important. It takes only 7 seconds to make a first impression, so your opening lines need to be […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

November 8, 2013

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In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! 10 Workplace Trends that Affect the Way We Work This Miami Herald piece focuses on many trends I think are closely tied to […]

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Master LinkedIn in 5 Blog Posts or Less

October 22, 2013

Serving as LinkedIn’s Ambassador for the past four years has been an exciting opportunity to connect with people around the world and recognize how much, as LinkedIn would say, “relationships matter.” I’ve talked with job seekers, recruiters, executives and professionals like you about the best strategies to build profiles and network with a growing community […]

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Guest Post: 6 Ways to Know Yourself Better

August 21, 2013

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Today’s guest post is from my friend and colleague, Sharon Gilbert.  Sharon has over 20 years experience working with college students, both as Director of College Recruiting for Human Resource Management Inc. and Asst. Director of Career Services for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  To learn more about her recently published book Beyond Tuition: Career […]

Guest Post: 4 Simple Career Tips for College Grads

May 14, 2012

Are you graduating this year or thinking about your post-college career prospects? Check out these simple, effective tips from Lauren Berger, the “Intern Queen,” who completed 15 internships (!) throughout her four years of college. Berger is now CEO of www.internqueen.com, a free internship site where students can both apply for top-notch opportunities and read […]

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8 Steps to Effective Informational Interviews

June 16, 2011

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8 Steps to Effective Informational Interviews One of the most frequent pieces of advice I give to young professionals is to seek out successful people and ask to conduct an informational interview with them. Essentially, an informational interview is a networking meeting where the interviewee (the successful professional) agrees to share some career advice with […]

Predictions about the Future of Gen Y at Work

June 2, 2011

As another cohort of young professionals enters the workforce this graduation season, I’ve been pleased to see some more positive articles about Generation Y appearing in the media. Sure, the members of this generation are still young and have a lot to learn, but, these articles assert, maybe they’re not as “entitled” and “coddled” as […]

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