How People With Multiple C...

How People With Multiple Careers Can Design Cohesive Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you concerned that your diverse skill set and multiple career jobs have left you unemployable? Do you feel confused and conflicted when trying to build your resume, concerned that your work as a nurse does not tie into your earlier role as a teacher, and that creating a...

How to “Think on You...

How to “Think on Your Feet” During Oddball Interviews
In the movie, Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith’s resilient character, Chris Gardner, was thrown into jail for unpaid parking tickets the night before a breakthrough job interview. The next morning, he sprinted to the interview donning the paint-stained T-shirt and slacks from the day before. Despite...

How to Draw Your Resume Bi...

How to Draw Your Resume Billboard
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hooking the reader during the initial scan of your resume is key to cinching a job interview. Your professional and/or executive summary positioned in the top one-third to one-half of your resume is the billboard, if you will, meant to entice your audience with a hint of things...

“Be Inspired”:...

“Be Inspired”: 10 People Who Inspirit Me!
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For me, being inspired is important. That is one of the many (many) traits that motivated me to marry Rob; he is inspirational. “He makes me want to be a better woman” – adapting a favorite Jack Nicholson quote from As Good As It Gets. In recently very public...

On Facebook? How to Protec...

On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. For example: 1....

Leaving Your Job DoesnR...

Leaving Your Job Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Knowing which side of the career stage to exit is important when you resign your employer. If you have found yourself in the throes of job transition, you may want to check out my latest post at US News on behalf of Glassdoor. It includes tips such as knowing your reasons for...

Climbing That Career Mount...

Climbing That Career Mountain
Image via cryany (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Goodbye sugary treats, hello fitness. This Friday, June 1, Rob and I begin phase 2 of our fitness initiative. We launched phase 1 on Jan. 2, after the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. I wrote about that here: “Weighing in: 3 Job Search...

How to Prevent a Career No...

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive
image: flickr_wanderinghome By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being...

How to Become a Better Emp...

How to Become a Better Employee
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Despite the current, tight job market and lean, often stressed working environments, careerists still are beating the drum for career advancement–a desire to move onward for more meaningful futures. With that in mind, and inspired by reading the book, Act As If It Were...

Preparing Job Interview Re...

Preparing Job Interview Responses: “Wrong” and “Better” Answers
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Being prepared to have a ‘connected’ conversation with the interviewer is essential to getting hired, whether your vying for an entry-level or executive role. Answering questions from a top-of-mind, unfiltered approach often can create a disconnect that diminishes the...
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