4 Steps to Thaw Out a Froz...

4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch
Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you...

Bringing (vs. Following) Y...

Bringing (vs. Following) Your Passion
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A fan questioned Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” on why he said that “follow your passion” was the worst advice he’d ever received. A snippet of Rowe’s response follows: “… I would never advise anyone to ‘follow their passion’...

A Resume Is Your Passport,...

A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you are an experienced professional with many years in the workforce or just out of college, a resume is your passport to new and exciting fields of endeavor and should be regarded for the power it possesses. Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable...

The Value of Your Why...

The Value of Your Why
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful. Arm in arm, my husband and I walk closely, planning, commiserating, scheming, doing, hoping and achieving. The path is not always clear, the vision oft blurry, but...

6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen...

6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Anyone who says they are 100 percent satisfied with their job in many cases is either being dishonest or their boss is standing nearby. Anyone who says they are zero percent satisfied, on the other hand, can most probably be believed and really should be looking for...

How to Respond Boldly When...

How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves? Or, do you pump your fists, shed a few tears and then continue life and job search strategy as usual? Lethargy and frustration infect our bodies and our minds when we realize our fitness...

Avoid These Behaviors if Y...

Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Searching for a job is wrought with misleading ideas. You may go years without conducting a job search, and then all of a sudden, you are smack dab in the middle of the job search desert, wondering which way to turn! Mirages create false hope, and you become weary in the search...

How To Heal a Toxic Work S...

How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic...

Spark Interviews With a Di...

Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions...

50 Years’ Worth of L...

50 Years’ Worth of Lessons
By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will come...
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