Podcast #9: Yahoo!’s Policy, Personal Mission & Dan Black

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Podcast_blogpostWelcome to the ninth episode of the Promote Yourself Podcast (Subscribe on iTunes). It is a weekly show airing every Monday, giving you the best career advice, the latest workplace trends and access to today’s brightest stars in business.

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This weeks show

Segment #1: My top 3 workplace trends of the week

  1. Do you need an MBA?
  2. Yahoo! bans employees from working at home?
  3. Older workers aren’t retiring.

Segment #2: Q&A

This week’s question comes from Robert Erich. She asks:

“What’s more important in life, a career or a mission? How do you determine which one to follow”?

To ask a question for a future show, send me a tweet at @DanSchawbel.

Segment #3: Guest interview

This week I speak to Dan Black, Americas Director of Campus Recruiting at Ernst & Young. Ernst & Young is a leading global professional services organization providing audit, tax, transaction, and advisory services. Dan is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting and Mobility Core Leadership Team. Dan focuses on developing and executing campus recruitment strategy for the Ernst & Young Americas area. He works with a team of over 100 recruiting professionals to solidify the firm’s position as a market leader at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. He currently services on the Board of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). In July, he will begin his term as the 2013-14 NACE President. In this interview, Dan talks about the positive aspects of Gen Y, major hiring trends, how companies are reviewing social media profiles and how to get ahead in your career.


Dan Schawbel is the Founder of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He recently made the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 list and his second book called Promote Yourself: The New Art of Getting Ahead is due out in the Fall of 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. He is offering an online course called “Build Your Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps.”