Category: Career Center

Pure Gold: Workplace Lessons from the 2016 Olympics

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollak 19 August 2016 The explosive power of gymnast Simone Biles. The incredible determination of swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. The feats we see at the Olympics are the result […]

Mentoring Alternatives: A New Approach to Professional Advice

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollak 19 July 2016 I’ve always been a huge fan of mentors. My own mentors have helped me shape my career. They’ve smoothed my path and taught me countless valuable lessons, […]

Why Do We Study Generations?

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollak 26 July 2016 How can you take 75 million people and say they have anything in common? In other words, how can you take one “generation,” with each person having […]

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Smartphone Etiquette Is Always in Style

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollak 15 July Pot, meet kettle. A new survey out from Bank of America found that less than 20 percent of adults think they are on their mobile phone too much, […]

The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

Originally published by Lindsey Pollack 29 June 2016 Ask any manager what their No. 1 talent issue is, and I can almost guarantee they will offer some variable of “attract and retain millennials.” That’s why […]

What Does Work-Life Balance Mean in 2016?

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak June 21, 2016 Work-life balance (a.k.a. work-life integration, work-life fit, work-life blend) has been a hot workplace topic for, oh, the past three decades or so. But in today’s constantly […]

What I’ve Learned from 6 Months of Simplifying

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 24 May 2016 At this point, most of us have heard of Marie Kondo and her best-selling manifesto, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She suggests decluttering by asking yourself […]

Let’s Talk Politics! (Office Politics, That Is)

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 29 April The phrase “office politics” makes some people queasy. Maybe that’s because we tend to associate “politics” with people who are looking out for No. 1. Those who will […]

Poor Communication Skills Are Killing Your Authority

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 26 April Remember the “house phone,” that apparatus we now call a “landline?” Every Gen Xer recalls the torment of the long cord that was just a little too short […]

References 101: The Secret to Winning the Job

Originally published by Lindsey Pollack 22 April 2016 Are your ears burning? I know why: An HR person or recruiter is calling your references. Maybe you applied for a new job, or maybe someone’s got […]