Ask Dr. Lindsay

A mix of blog posts about career and academic issues, tips and tricks for getting ahead, and social commentary.

Addressing Employment Gaps With Your Resume

Looking for a job when you have employment gaps is tricky. In this post, we go over how to reformat your resume to mask your gaps and focus on how qualified you are for the job!

Four Things to do When No One is Hiring

If your "new year, new me" includes a new job, the lack of hiring around the holidays can be frustrating. Here are four things you can do to make sure your job search doesn't lose momentum.

Navigating the Trash Bin That is LinkedIn

LinkedIn needs to do something about the dumpster fire that it has become. Until they do, here are some ways to use the site without losing your mind (or your faith in people who call themselves “professional”).

[PD as CD] Part 4: Accounting for Your Professional Development

Your career path is not "Field of Dreams" - just because you built your skills doesn’t mean that jobs will automatically will come! By sharing them on your resume, LinkedIn, and other online sites you can both passively and actively promote yourself into the career that you want.

When you can’t? Don’t.

Anger, hurt, and fear are exhausting. Fight the fight, but take care of yourself, too. Some thoughts on self-care post election 2016.

[PD as CD] Part 3: Setting and Following Through on Professional Development Goals

Having goals is great, but following through on them is better! Use this post to figure out how to ensure your success by setting up an action plan that is impossible for you to ignore.

[PD as CD] Part 2: Focusing on Your Skills

Now that you know what professional development is and why you should do it, we’re going to move on to what you should be learning. In …

[VIDEO] IQ+HTAW, Episode 1: Why should you be hired?

In this first video of my new series, I go over how to respond to the question “Why should you be hired?” The response (and at …

[PD as CD] Part 1: The What, Why, Where, and How of Professional Development

If you’re past ‘early career’ phase where you can easily make pivots, career dissatisfaction can make you feel extra stuck. You may find yourself looking back …

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