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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.


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 […]

The Young Professional’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter

January 21, 2014

Based on the great feedback from my post on how to conquer LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day, I wanted to offer another simple but thorough social media guide. This time we’ll talk about Twitter. Twitter is another social network I use every day and find extremely powerful. With over 200 million active users and […]

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How to Conquer Your Job Search on LinkedIn in 15 Minutes a Day

November 26, 2013

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Welcome to the busiest season of the year: schedules are filled with holiday shopping, end-of-year planning, get-togethers, winter weather prep, and so much more. It can be difficult to keep on top of your job search when the rest of life is so busy. My best advice is to create a simple, consistent job search […]

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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From Freelance to Full-time on LinkedIn

November 5, 2013

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Throughout the past several years, the challenging job market and growing acceptance for working virtually have led to a boom in freelancing and contract positions. Many job seekers eagerly took on these roles and thrived in them. If you’ve been a freelancer, consultant or contractor and are now ready to work full time again, here […]

LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes: What’s the Difference?

July 23, 2013

A question I am often asked in my duties as LinkedIn’s Ambassador is, “Should my LinkedIn profile read the same as my resume?”  The answer is both yes and no.  Here’s a breakdown: LinkedIn Profiles and Resumes: The Similarities 1.) Sections.  As Martin Yate explains in his post on this subject, you can get a […]

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5 Free Resources to Enhance Your Job Search

July 16, 2013

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According to a recent poll, over half of workers in the U.S. want to change careers. Millennials may be chief among this crowd: Numerous reports, like the one mentioned in this Forbes article, have suggested that this generation plans to make many career moves throughout their lifetime. Making a change can be a difficult and […]

How to Tap Your LinkedIn Network for Your Next Opportunity

June 4, 2013

A recruiter once told me that he always has two stacks of resumes on his desk: one super tall stack of resumes he receives unsolicited from the Internet and one very short stack of resumes that have been passed along from people he knows and trusts. Not surprisingly, when this recruiter has a job to […]

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