Job Seeker: Are You Frustr...

Job Seeker: Are You Frustrated?
image: flickr (say it ain't so!) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In a recent US News post, I wrote about the value of adding an Executive Biography and Executive Summary to your career and job-search portfolio. You can read the reasoning behind my urgings, in the full article, HERE. As a result of my post,...

How to Write a Freelance W...

How to Write a Freelance Writing Resume
image via _poseidon_ | flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Essential Ingredients for a Freelance Writing Resume The essential ingredients for any resume, whether an architect, engineer, nurse, marketing manager or freelance writer career story are the same: Captivating, focused Summary or Profile that...

How To Resolve Conflicting...

How To Resolve Conflicting Resume Advice
image via Laughlin | flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I’ll readily admit that I am one of the writers in the blogosphere who consistently spouts resume advice. With 15 years’ experience owning my own resume writing business, I feel qualified to focus in on this area of tip-giving. Having...

How to Tame Nerves Before ...

How to Tame Nerves Before a Big Job Interview
image via Wisang | flickr   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever hoped for something so bad that once you got it, you weren’t quite sure how to deal with it?  A trip around the world, a chance to meet someone you idolize, or a big job interview can be especially disconcerting. In fact, an...

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...
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