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Lessons from 4 Days Without My Smartphone

October 29, 2010

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According to a recent post on, 75 percent of Millennial-aged American respondents to a survey sponsored by the Wi-Fi Alliance said that a week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than a week without coffee or tea. I read the article and didn’t give it much thought. After all, when would anyone actually have […]

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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My interview on the Personal Branding Blog

February 25, 2009

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Many thanks to Dan Schawbel for interviewing me on his Personal Branding Blog. Here is an excerpt: Dan: When you go to speak to students across the country, how have you accessed their proficiency in job searching and resume building through online means?  Most students I talk to don’t know what LinkedIn is.  What are […]

Me and my mom on “Help, I’m turning into my mother!”

August 28, 2008

People often ask me how I got started as a professional speaker. Meet my mom… People often ask me how I got started as a professional speaker. It’s not a very common career choice, especially for a young professional. The reality is that I learned about careers in motivational speaking at a very early age. […]

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Send in your career questions: Next episode of “30/20 Vision” radio show

August 24, 2008

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A new episode of 30/20 Vision will air this Monday, August 25th at 5PM EDT. This month, my co-hosts Christine Hassler (20 Something Manifesto), Alexandra Levit (How’d You Score That Gig?) and I will discuss the issues facing 20-somethings in the business world today, and how young professionals can overcome stereotypes and be more effective […]

More advice on making the most of LinkedIn

August 14, 2008

I’ve written a lot about LinkedIn as a helpful professional networking tool. Check out this new article, “World Wide Network,” by Teresa Odle, which provides some additional tips for using the site (thanks to Teresa for quoting me in the piece!): We’re doing lots of activities online that we once did in person. Shopping? Sure. […]

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First job advice: Should I work in investment banking or consulting?

July 24, 2008

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My radio co-host Alexandra Levit and I are quoted in this week’s “Shifting Careers” column. Here is the question submitted and our responses: I will be graduating from an Ivy League college this year, and had planned to apply for jobs in investment banking and finance this fall. However, in light of the recent […]

College student summer career advice

July 22, 2008

Lindsey on The Huffington Post: 10 things to do this summer to solidify your ideal job after graduation It’s the middle of summer! Time to sip lemonade, slather on the SPF and read gossip magazines for hours, right? Not if you’ve just graduated from college and you’re eager to find a full-time job before the […]

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