At this week’s webinar we welcomed special guest Lindsey Pollak, a NYT bestselling author and multigenerational workplace expert. She gave five excellent strategies to organize your job search with success and purpose, based on her new book, Recalculating: Navigate Your Career through the Changing World of Work.
It meant a lot to me to have Lindsey on the program. We met several years ago when her last book was publishing (she’s amazing at writing relevant books!), and she was generous with advice when we wrote our book, Your Turn: Careers, Kids and Comebacks–A Working Mother’s Guide.
When the pandemic hit, one of my first calls was to Lindsey to ask how she was navigating the new normal of virtual speaking, and again, she was generous and open with her advice and information. It’s a model we can all follow — one that lifts and supports each other.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s do that. Let’s celebrate women helping women and find ways to do this for others. Need some ideas?
Here are easy ways to be a part of #womenhelpingwomen:
- Help a friend prepare for an interview or with writing a resume.
- Call a friend and remind her of what makes her amazing.
- Tell a mom going back to work after 10 years about Après.
- Take a friend’s kids for a few hours during an afternoon so she can have some time to herself.
- Share or comment on a colleague’s win on LinkedIn
- Stay on top of news about women through Fortune’s The Broadsheet and In Her Words from The New York Times.
- Be helpful and open when someone seeks your advice.
- Share a job opportunity with a friend.
- Challenge yourself to say yes to a woman asking to go part time or in need of more flexibility.
- Set up an office hours for women on your team.
If you missed Lindsey’s talk, you can find it here.