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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.


How to Use Social Networking for Career Success: An Interview with Miriam Salpeter

May 5, 2011

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In recent years, social media has transformed from a convenient way for college friends to stay in touch to an essential tool for professional networking and personal branding. In her new book, Social Networking for Career Success: Using Online Tools to Create a Personal Brand, career expert Miriam Salpeter shares the ins and outs of […]

A Career Tip from the Academy Awards: Milk It!

March 3, 2011

I’ve long been a fan of the Academy Awards. Every year around this time I spend who-knows-how-many hours watching the pre-event predictions, the endless red carpet coverage, the three-hours-plus event itself, the nonstop stream of Twitter and Facebook commentary and the days of post-show analysis. This year, perhaps because the show itself was pretty boring, […]

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Career Advice from Punxsutawney Phil

February 2, 2011

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While anxiously awaiting Punxsy Phil’s big prediction on Groundhog Day, I started to think about the star himself. Except for the fact that he only works one day a year, Phil is a professional role model in several ways that provide good lessons for us all: Phil knows his unique value proposition. When it comes […]

Lessons from 4 Days Without My Smartphone

October 29, 2010

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 […]

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What’s New on LinkedIn

October 21, 2010

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As a spokesperson for LinkedIn, I’m in the midst of a fun tour of college campuses to launch Career Explorer, LinkedIn’s forthcoming new tool for students and recent grads. Universities I’m visiting on the tour include NYU, USC, BYU and University of Illinois. If you’re a student or alum from one of these schools, please […]

My interview on the Personal Branding Blog

February 25, 2009

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 […]

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Tips for staying afloat in a grim job market

February 10, 2009

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If you walked around midtown Manhattan during the summer, you might have seen the financial executive, in his late 40s, who paraded around in a sandwich board declaring “Experienced MIT Grad for Hire” and handing out copies of his resume. A few months later, you might have come across a group of job-hunting, 20-something recent […]

Job Action Day Post: 5 things to do right now if you are job hunting

November 3, 2008

Today is Job Action Day! Job Action Day, started by Dr. Randall Hansen of Quintessential Careers, is a day of empowerment for workers and job seekers — a day “to put your career and job in the forefront, making plans, taking action.” In the spirit of action, my post today focuses on five actions you […]

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