Category: Career Center

The Rise of Fancy Friday: Why Experiences at Work Matter

Originally published March 29, 2016 by Lindsey Pollak In today’s “pictures or it didn’t happen” world, millennials are all about experiences. In fact, three-quarters of young people would choose to spend their money on an […]

How to Recover from a Major Work Fail

Originally published by Lindsey Pollack 25 March 2016 It happens to everyone. Without fail. The #workfail. In a recent post on soft skills, I shared why it’s so important to own up to a mistake […]

Your Favorite Productivity Trick Is Actually Slowing You Down

Originally Published by Lindsey Pollack, 18 March 2016 I bet I know what you’re doing right now. You’re reading this post, singing along to the “Hamilton” soundtrack and composing a text on your phone. If […]

WHY DAY ONE MATTERS

Originally posted March 4, 2016 By Lindsey Pollak As companies look to the spring hiring season, many leaders are focused on how to attract the best and brightest millennials. If you’re planning to bring on new hires, it’s […]

5 Must-Know Tips for Working with Your Friends

Originally written by Lindsey Pollak 26 February 2016 We often think about workplace relationships in terms of buzzword-y concepts like “mentor” or “networking.” But most of us realize our work squad should also include workplace […]

What’s Your Word of the Year? Here are Five Words to Get You Started.

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollak 12 February Many professionals I know choose a “word of the year” that becomes their mantra and focus for 12 months. My personal word for 2016? “Simplify.” To incorporate this […]

It’s Not About You: What You Really Need to Know About Your Personal Brand

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak. In 1997, business guru Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company, “The Brand Called You.” The timing for this revolutionary concept was especially powerful for me, as a recent […]

How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

Originally published January 8, 2016 by Lindsey Pollak As you set your New Year’s resolutions (mine include eating less sugar and reading more fiction — book recommendations welcome!), don’t forget to set some professional goals. […]

Help! My Boss Is a Millennial — and I’m Not!

Originally published 11 December 2015 By Lindsey Pollak. We talk a lot about how managers can work with millennials — but what about when a millennial is your boss? It’s a situation that will become […]

What You Can Learn from a Bad Boss

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak Got a Horrible Boss? Well, lucky you! Stay with me for a minute. The truth is, having a terrible boss early in your career can present a hugely valuable learning […]