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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 […]

Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses

January 14, 2014

The following guest post by Kimberly Palmer is based on her new book, “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life,” which comes out this week. Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as […]

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Book Review: Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It

April 20, 2011

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By Lindsey Pollak We tend to think of negotiation skills when it comes to situations such as agreeing to a salary for a new job, finalizing a contract with a new client or haggling price with a car dealer. These are all important situations that require skill, but the reality is that we are negotiating […]

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

March 9, 2011

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 […]

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What’s Wrong with a “Real” Job? A Q&A with Scott Gerber

February 9, 2011

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With economic upheaval taking place around the world, the next generation of workers is up against a tidal wave of change. This week I had the privilege of conducting a Q&A session with Scott Gerber, who has some outspoken opinions on the future of careers for Millennials. Read Scott’s thoughts and then tell me what […]

Top 10 Job Hunting Tips of 2010

December 10, 2010

I absolutely love end of year lists, and swooned when I found’s list of The Top 10 of Everything of 2010. Although Time’s list of lists is pretty comprehensive, ranging from apologies to new species to Twitter moments, I wanted to add my own top 10 list — top 10 tips for job seekers. […]

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6 Common Sense Job Search Tips

September 29, 2010

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Last week’s post, “5 Simple But Brilliant Job Interview Strategies,” generated a lot of feedback, particularly from recruiters who told me how often job seekers make seemingly obvious mistakes such as spelling a recruiter’s name incorrectly. This reminded me of the fact that, as Voltaire famously said, “Common sense is not so common.” So today […]

4 Ways to Be a More Confident Job Seeker

February 15, 2010

I’ll never forget what my driving instructor said to my mom while we were waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the morning of my driver’s license test. “She has the ability to pass. It’s going to come down to whether she thinks she can pass.” I failed. My driving instructor was exactly […]

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