“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...

How To Cope With Difficult...

How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work
image: Geoff LMV (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Do you work with fellow employees who make your skin crawl? Conversely, do some of your workmates have such brilliant personalities that you actually look forward to seeing them each day? Well, if you’re like most of us, many of your co-workers fall...

Your Resume Must Do More T...

Your Resume Must Do More Than Catch a Recruiter’s Eye
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I recognize the role of recruiters, my position in the front line strategizing and writing effective resumes is grounded in 15 years’ experience. Candidates can be both creative and marketing-focused in their presentation and still attract the attention of the...

The 6-second resume scan i...

The 6-second resume scan is hogwash
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging...
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