How To Network Naturally...

How To Network Naturally
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd...

Schedule Bulging? Managing...

Schedule Bulging? Managing Career and Personal Time.
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Every day is filled with the same number of hours: 24. So why is it that some people think that magically, another two to three hours will somehow materialize? While you can find ways to make your life more efficient—to think more quickly and to get more to-dos checked off...

The Painful Process of Nam...

The Painful Process of Naming Yourself
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I hear it repeatedly, how painful and intellectually rigorous my writing processes are. Collaborating with clients on their career stories, I hear that my career-intel gathering phase is both “demanding” and “mind-bending.” However, I have learned,...

3 Snack-Size Twitter Tips ...

3 Snack-Size Twitter Tips to Bolster Your Career
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Advice abounds on how to use social media to advance your career and job search. Beyond reading the volumes of great books, breaking down advice into manageable bites is a smart way to venture into the often-rough social networking waters. Also, choosing one site and really...

How to Handle the Pomp and...

How to Handle the Pomp and Circumstance of Your New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Much pomp and circumstance surround the inauguration of the person elected to the highest office in the free world. As well it should be, considering the awesome responsibility that goes along with this office. Your new job may not get as much press globally, however, there are...

Pink Tennis Shoes and Resu...

Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes. I researched, consulted with the sports store pros and tried on several pairs to ensure a confident purchasing decision. On the heels of a focused 12-month exercise and fitness journey that has reinforced the value of...

Get Over Yourself When Wri...

Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume. However, since a resume is a personal marketing document masterfully written to ignite the reader’s interest, you must focus fully on THEIR (hiring decision maker’s,...

My Three Words for 2013...

My Three Words for 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa asked me what my three words are. She was referring to Chris Brogan’s “My 3 words for 2013” post, and I took the challenge. Below are my chosen words. I hope I ‘got them right.’ This is a new exercise for me! 1....

Putting Career Resolutions...

Putting Career Resolutions Into Action
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Every year about this time many people begin making promises to themselves and others to create positive changes in their lives and careers. These resolutions run the gamut from dropping a few pounds to getting a new job. You can find plenty of help where your physique is...

What Do You Want?...

What Do You Want?
123newyear (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Why is such an easy question so often hard to answer? Is it because we fear an obligation to ourselves and others by admitting it out loud?  Or, could it be that we simply don’t feel that we deserve what we want? Even more sinister is the possible negative...
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