Business and Workplace Author, Speaker, and Consultant
Alexandra Levit’s goal is to help people find meaningful jobs – quickly and simply – and to succeed beyond measure once they get there. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current contributor for Fortune and Metro US, she has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, How’d You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire, MillennialTweet, and New Job, New You. Her book on the top myths of business success is due out from Penguin/Berkley in 2011.
Since serving as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration on current workplace issues, Levit produced the critically acclaimed JobSTART 101, a free online course that better prepares college students and graduates for the challenges of the workplace. She is a frequent national media spokesperson and has been featured in thousands of outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, ABC News, Fox News, CNBC, The Associated Press, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. In 2010, she was named Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes‘ best websites for women.
Known as one of the premiere spokespeople of her generation, Levit regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and corporations around the world including the American Society for Training and Development, Campbell’s Soup, McDonalds, and Whirlpool — on issues facing modern employees such as how to communicate effectively between generations. She also consults, speaks, writes, and explores workplace trends on behalf of Beyond Credentials, DeVry University, Intuit, and Microsoft.
Levit has ten years of experience providing integrated marketing communications solutions for Fortune 500 companies and is also skilled at providing guidance regarding twenty-first century motherhood, human resources and general business issues, and entrepreneurship. She graduated from Northwestern University and resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.