In Your Career, Perception...

In Your Career, Perception Is Reality
By Robert P. Poindexter A man ran into an old friend on the street one day and after the usual “Nice to see ya’s” and handshakes, he asked his old pal if he was still in the junk business. His friend smiled and said, “No, now I’m an antique dealer.” “An antique dealer? How does one make...

Toes in the Water...

Toes in the Water
image: Flickr - XixiDu By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Feeling a bit distracted by the possibility of spring? Eager to dip your toes into the water again, while at the same time, feeling a bit anxious about your career? Today’s post, in collaboration with my Career Collective co-coordinator, Miriam...

Paint ‘ConfidentR...

Paint ‘Confident’ Word Stories in Your Flexible-Job Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether designing your career resume focused on a more conventional, 9-to-5 job or aspiring to a flexible work path, the essence of your message must be the same: Sell Your Value. As in any sales initiative, you must drill down and really ‘listen’ to what your target...

The Resume: Evolving, Not ...

The Resume: Evolving, Not Dissolving
image: v-land.net By Robert P. Poindexter “Guenther, go down and tell the men to go home. We’re done.” The look in the old man’s eyes told Guenther that some devastating news had just been relayed to him, and he hesitantly asked, “What’s happened, boss?” The old man raised the...

Is the Resume Really Dying...

Is the Resume Really Dying? (Really?)
image: bocaratontribune.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Call the paramedics – the resume is dying! Erupting like popcorn kernels fired up by the heat of the latest and greatest social sites, tools and applications, the idea of a fast-food resume, sparked by your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or blog...

Is Your Resume a Cliffhang...

Is Your Resume a Cliffhanger?
image: lotusinstitutions.com By Robert P. Poindexter The ‘Cliffhanger.’  That gut wrenching event brought to you by evil television producers as a way to entice you to stay tuned in to whatever mindless drivel you’ve been tricked into watching in the first place. Did your new favorite...

12 Ideas: Catapult Your Ca...

12 Ideas: Catapult Your Career By Revamping Your Workday
image: prlog.org By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter You know that adage, “Work Expands so as to fill the time available for its completion?” Dubbed Parkinson’s Law, this maxim precisely describes my work life. After 25 years in the business world, this trait is ingrained in my being—a way of life. Believe...

Jimmy Buffett and Your Car...

Jimmy Buffett and Your Career
image: nolimitsyachts.com By Robert P. Poindexter ‘Waiting for the sails to fill’ is a line from one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs. The image it conjures up can be applied to so many of the moments in life that require patience. Each time I hear this song, I am reminded of the days I’ve sat...

Resume Writer: Making It L...

Resume Writer: Making It Look Easy
image: art.com By Robert P. Poindexter I had seen portions of sailboat races on television growing up, and if you’re a kid growing up in the deserts of the West Texas oil fields, television is as close as you’re likely to get. Like most people who don’t have an intimate knowledge of what it takes to...

Job Seeker: Where’s ...

Job Seeker: Where’s the Joy?
image: thejoyhouse.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I sat staring at the computer screen, stifled. Emails crowded my view, like schools of fish, mouths open for food. Will I trigger an undulating wave by diving into this email ocean? Or, perhaps I’ll engage with MS Word and apply the needed salve to dozens...
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