My Profile + How I Can Help You

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Chief Career Writer + Owner, Career Trend

One of 50 certified Master Resume Writers Globally
Glassdoor Career + Workplace Expert
Bachelor’s degree – Writing | Journalism emphasis
My other website: Texas website

For 18 years, I have collaborated with executives whose stories have run adrift or aground. An intuitive listener, I reveal your stories using a proprietary Q&A approach: in-depth, tailored worksheet + phone interview fuel the writing strategy. I meld facts gathering with a unique sensitivity to your nuances and then imbue each line of your story.

A client recently shared, “Strong beauty, amazing grace – those are the overwhelming feelings that I discovered reading through your work.”

In addition to being interviewed for television and radio stories, I write for major media and am a Career and Workplace Expert blogging at Glassdoor. You can also find me blogging or quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Fast Company, Forbes, Lifehacker, FOX Business, The Wall Street Journal and more. I am on many Top Career Blogs lists and multiple Best People to Follow on Twitter lists for job seekers.

Who hires me, and how much do they invest? Read Executive Resume Services
I am most active on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook
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Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Missouri State University – Springfield, Missouri

Certified Master Resume Writer, one of only 50 globally, via Career Directors.

Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), via

Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), via


Glassdoor Career and Workplace Expert:

Selected as a Monster 11 for 2011 Career Expert:

Featured in AllTop — All the Top Stories:

Voted Marketing Innovator of the Year, Career Management Alliance, 2010


Speaker, Twitter: Today’s Indispensable Tool to Enhance Your Reach, Strengthen Your Reputation and Deepen Your Digital Footprint, Career Management Alliance Annual Conference, 2010

Radio Guest, Lead Change Group,, 2010

Radio Guest, The Ex Recruiter,, 2009

Radio Guest, Recruiting Animal Radio Show,, 2009

Guest, Interviewed by Recruiter/Entrepreneur Bill Vick for Employment Digest,

Speaker, Emerging Resume Trends, Career Management Alliance Annual Conference, 2007

Television Guest, Morning Show, WDAF TV 4 / Fox Affiliate, 2005

Radio Guest, Job Talk, 1510-AM, KCTE,, 2004

Quotes or Mentions, “Wall Street Journal,” “,” “The Kansas Star,” “The Business Journal” and other news journals

Published in multiple resume books including “The Twitter Job Search Guide,” “Cover Letter Magic,” “Expert Resume Series,” “202 Great Resumes,” “Sales and Marketing Resumes for $100K+ Careers – 2nd Edition,” and many, many more.


Board of Directors, Credentialing Master, Career Management Alliance

Co-Creator, (inactive), 21 careers bloggers collaborating to provide guidance for Job Seekers and Careerists. Launched 2009.

Co-Creator,, an alliance of six certified resume writers participating in various media to promote and elevate the credibility and visibility of the resume writing industry.

Member, ExecuNet Resume Writing Team,

Guest Blogger,,

Expert, Careerealism Twitter Advice Network (T.A.P.),

Resume Expert / Blogger,,

Resume Strategist / Columnist, Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals,


Past Chair, Publicity Committee, Human Resource Management Association of Greater Kansas City,

Past Chair, Membership and Website Committees, Association of Career Professionals, International – Greater Kansas City Chapter,

Former Monthly Columnist, Resume Writers’ Digest, Image Building Communications,

Former Monthly Columnist, Resume Magic, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches,

Former Moderator for E-List, Career Management Alliance,

Multiple Resume and Careers-related Presentations including, “Do I Need a Resume Coach?” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC); “Writing Resumes That Get Interviews,” Society of Technical Communicators; “Resume Development and Impactful Correspondence,” Human Resource Management Association’s How to Become the Employee of Choice one-day seminar … and many more