Networking and Personal Branding Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

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.


The Final Election-at-Work Survival Guide: How to Make Non-Political Small Talk

October 28, 2016

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Are you beyond tired talking of about you-know-what? I am. The epic presidential election of 2016 may even be causing your blood pressure to rise: a recent poll from the American Psychological Association found that more than half of Americans say the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. The final […]

How to Love Networking (Even If You Hate the Word)

December 8, 2015

The word “networking” sometimes gets a bad rap – all those connotations of speed dating-style awkwardness, business card collecting and name tags at stuffy functions. Instead, let’s call networking what it should be: relationship building.  And nothing – nothing! – in your career will be more important than this. Years ago, relationship management revolved around […]

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Steal-Worthy Networking Ideas

November 13, 2015

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Most of us have heard this career advice, but it is true that who you know can help propel your career. Whether it’s someone you meet at an industry event, an informational interview or a new friend at the juice bar, being a savvy networker can […]

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 […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

November 22, 2013

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 […]

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Elevator Pitch

November 19, 2013

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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 […]

From Freelance to Full-time on LinkedIn

November 5, 2013

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 […]

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