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...

How to Redeem Yourself and...

How to Redeem Yourself and Get Your Old Job Back
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever quit a job for greener pastures only to discover the pasture you were grazing in looks pretty good from the other side of the fence? Some departures are well thought out, while others are decided in a fit of emotional turmoil. If you have ever left a job under the...

Today’s Job Intervie...

Today’s Job Interview: The Goldilocks Syndrome
image: katinthecupboard (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Thank you to my recruiting friend, Recruiting Animal (@Animal) who introduced my latest US News post in a unique and compelling way: The Goldilocks Syndrome When a company has been through troubled times, they need just the right new engineer,...

Your Resume: Be the Red Ba...

Your Resume: Be the Red Balloon in a Field of Yellow Ones
image via flickr | thelou137 By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It seems so simple, doesn’t it? After all, who better knows where you’ve been and what you’ve done than you? Open up your Word file and dump all that information into a pleasing format, forward it to a prospective employer or two, then sit...

Happy 80th Birthday Merle ...

Happy 80th Birthday Merle Barrett (aka, Dad)!
Dad and Us Girls! By Susan Barrett-Hensel; Janet Barrett-Pallett; Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter; and Katherine Barrett-De Boer My dad, Merle Barrett, turns 80 years old today! Thankfully, he still is a youthful, healthy, strong and hard-working man. Ten  years ago, when he celebrated his 70th birthday, my...

How to Sustain Your Convic...

How to Sustain Your Conviction to a Grueling Job Search
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Climbing the career change mountain is never easy. And, in today’s shaky economic and corporate climate, the hazards and pitfalls and the cold-hard realities of people, systems, processes and attitudes you will encounter along the way are intimidating, and...

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...
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