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MSNBC Q&A: How College Graduates Can Make Their Job Applications Stand out during Coronavirus

May 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to join an MSNBC Q&A panel, where members of the college Class of 2020 shared their fears and uncertainties about entering the current job market.  The panel addressed many topics, including graduates’ emotional health, the state of scientific research in the age of social distancing and tactics for landing a […]

Generation Z: What Every Employer Needs to Know

June 30, 2017

While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that […]

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Starting a Summer Internship? Here’s Advice You Haven’t Heard Before

June 3, 2016

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Show up on time. Ask smart questions. Have a can-do attitude. All good internship advice that you’ve likely heard before. There’s no question that summer internships can be the gateway to future employment: a new survey from Looksharp confirms that internships increase your chances of early career success. And, since demand for internships is greater than […]

More than Fetching Coffee: How to Build Great Internships

May 20, 2016

With summer intern season about to begin, I wanted to share helpful advice I’ve been reading about making internships truly beneficial for both interns and organizations. What you do to help interns succeed will impact them far beyond this summer. And their contributions can make a real difference to your operations. Start Off On the […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

May 30, 2014

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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! Should Companies Make Space in the Boardroom for Generation Y?  In this debate article from Director magazine, two senior level professionals argue the […]

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How to Attract Millennial Employees

August 27, 2013

According to an often-cited report from the Business and Women Professional’s Foundation, Generation Y will make up almost 75% of the world’s workforce by 2025.  With just a little over a decade to go, the smart employer is taking a look now at ways to attract the next generation of talent.  I have spoken with […]

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How to Turn an Internship into a Job: A Q&A with Nate Whitson of Intern Match

March 9, 2011

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By Lindsey Pollak This week’s post is a Q&A session with Nate Whitson from Intern Match. As you’ll see, Nate shares some valuable tips and pointers on getting, keeping and making the most of internships. 1. How has the internship world changed over the past 5 to 10 years? The value and importance of internships […]

5 Simple But Brilliant Job Interview Strategies

September 22, 2010

In a recent blog post I outlined some of the biggest job seeker mistakes to avoid, based on my own experience hiring a paid intern. Today, I’ll share some simple but impactful tactics to help you land the job you want. 1. Spell the recruiter or hiring manager’s name right. Of the emails I received […]

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