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...

Creating Striations: Defin...

Creating Striations: Defining 2013
Kara Lynn Bird (Flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Pensive, yet excited. Intellectually wrung, yet physically and emotionally rested. Lingering, deliberating, strategizing, planning, poised for renewed momentum. The days between Christmas and New Year’s are gently stretched and pulled with the weight...

Quit Being a Career Lightw...

Quit Being a Career Lightweight
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these...

Not All Career Advice Is G...

Not All Career Advice Is Good: 10 Tips to Ignore
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “There’s a lot of bad advice out there.” “As somebody who has helped people find jobs for over 15 years, I’m amazed at the number of myths that still float around.” These are just two of the eight comments on my recent post challenging 10 of...

Why Employees Resign...

Why Employees Resign
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Good managers know very well how expensive employee turnover can be and work diligently to keep those costs at a minimum. It is a fact that not every employee can be retained no matter how fairly they are treated, and some are actually welcome to leave. Below are ten reasons...

Unraveling the Resume Keyw...

Unraveling the Resume Keyword-Packing Myth
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Analyzing applicant tracking systems and stuffing your resume full of keywords are popular activities right now. In reality, the purported “science of resumes” and the idea you must perform a hairsplitting task of gaming your resume to meet algorithmic settings are...

What NOT to Do When You...

What NOT to Do When You’re New on the Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn’t you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you’re the new kid on the...

Are There Cracks in Your C...

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Shedding light on your target audience, becoming intimate with your own value and drumming up muscular career stories that transport your reader all are essential action steps to forge a rock-solid resume. This foundational aspect of today’s job search helps prevent...

Fear Is a Liar...

Fear Is a Liar
via raaachellll! | flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter | Hat tip to Marsha Christensen at stronglola.com for inspiring the title of this post. Fear Is at the Root of Being Stuck What are you afraid of? I think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in...

5 Tips to Increase Your &#...

5 Tips to Increase Your “Star Power”
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever watched a particular performance and then wondered how that person became so popular? After all, you may have thought, there is nothing exceptionally astonishing about the way they sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument or tell a joke. You know for a fact that...
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