Weighing in: 3 Job Search ...

Weighing in: 3 Job Search Fitness Tips
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Following our New Year’s resolution to get fit, my husband, Rob, and I have lost a combined total of nearly 40 lbs. During my last weigh-in, the scale’s little pound-marker quivered between a 19 and 20 lb. net loss. With 15 lbs. yet to lose, and after having...

What to Say on Your Resume...

What to Say on Your Resume to Get a Leg-Up
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you telling prospective employers what you think they want to hear? Or, are you giving them the facts? As human beings, and especially human beings trying to land a job, we all tend to err on the side of saying what we believe will give us the best chance for success. (Watch...

Smoothing Your Military-to...

Smoothing Your Military-to-Civilian Career Transition
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you a soon-to-be transitioning or currently ‘in-transition’ member of the United States Armed Forces? As you equip yourself to shift your military talent into a civilian career role, do you feel unclear how to best translate your experience? While there is no...

Use Facebook to PropelR...

Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether or not you actively participate on Facebook, the role of this social media powerhouse in reputation management is notable. In particular, managing your career reputation, extending your visibility and value and expanding your network of warm contacts is crucial to...

Is the Grass Greener Worki...

Is the Grass Greener Working at a Small Company?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you exhausted by the political red-tape you must navigate and the seemingly endless hours you are required to work by your huge conglomerate employer? Do you feel that if you were to make your exit now and join the ranks of a smaller, more nimble and “nicer,”...

7 Exit Strategies When You...

7 Exit Strategies When Your Career Ship Sinks
image via Sarda Sarda (Flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter That sinking feeling when your current job is not working out may be all too familiar for some. For others, it could be a first-time, unfamiliar storm in which to navigate. Whatever the case may be, while you may be shaking at the very core, the...

Powerless in Job Search? F...

Powerless in Job Search? Fuel Up!
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I am delighted to present my first blog post via U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with Glassdoor.com. Career transition requires clear and constant career articulation initiatives that push many of us out of our comfort zones, which can be exhausting. In...

Conduct a Gumshoe Investig...

Conduct a Gumshoe Investigation Before Taking Just “Any” Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter How can you tell if your next great job opportunity really is worth your time? What resources can you tap to uncover clues as to whether the company you may partner with for the coming months and/or years has a good reputation with its employees and with its customers? What...

7 Ways to Get Uncomfortabl...

7 Ways to Get Uncomfortable Writing Your Career Portfolio
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter #1: Metaphorically Speaking: Mix Prints | Get Colorful Have you ever revamped a stuffy wardrobe? For example, did your old wardrobe boast perfectly matched colors, solids and prints so that you would not stand out, be offensive or take a risk that someone may disapprove? During...

Recently Fired? Surround Y...

Recently Fired? Surround Yourself With Pushy Encouragers!
image: SmilynStef (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently downsized, separated or fired executives often at the precipice of retirement or at a phase in their executive career ladder where they are feeling old and worn down often struggle with building a career portfolio. They are so...
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