Deepening Our Roots on the...

Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter And so it goes, Rob and I have moved into our new home, but this time, we are rooting ourselves into this small lake town called Gordonville, in Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma, Texas. A mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of...

How to Be Happier in Your ...

How to Be Happier in Your Career
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter 1. Don’t (ever) give up. If you know you are good at telling a story, influencing people to buy-in and getting others to understand the why, then you may be a great salesperson, creative writer or manager (or a plethora of other job titles). However, for some...

5 Simply Positive Things Y...

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness. Ways to positively channel this...

Job Seeker: Be Patient Eve...

Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through...

3 Tips for New Grads Navig...

3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For college students or recent grads applying for internships, the sea of interview rules often appears murky. However, whether meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager or human resources professional, and whether meeting face to face, by Skype or phone, there are three things...

3 Tips for a Resume Recipe...

3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether...

Why You Shouldn’t Qu...

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with...

Why You Should Include You...

Why You Should Include Your Personal Email in Your LinkedIn Profile
Image via Nan Palmero, Flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter  Are you a professional or executive compelled to modernize your LinkedIn Profile with current strategies but concerned it will scream, ‘job seeker?’ Understandably, many people fear the implications of making a sudden and/or sweeping...

How to Manage the Struggle...

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...

How To Erase Common Resume...

How To Erase Common Resume Mistakes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Writing your resume is simple, right? You just open up a Word document and start dumping your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of keywords onto the page. And voila, that pesky task is done. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that...
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