What About the Results of ...

What About the Results of All This Suffering?
Sea's the Day By Robert P. Poindexter A few days ago, I began the mind-numbing task of refinishing the woodwork on our sailboat. I do not like anything about this procedure. It requires you to stay bent over most of the time. And, since it is a sailboat, you are usually bending over and twisting to avoid...

Are You Just One of the He...

Are You Just One of the Herd? The “LinkedIn-Is-Your-Resume” Debate Continues.
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “My goal — and what attracted me to your website — is that you can portray the essence of who I am. It’s not just skill, but it is everything else that I bring to the table – my attitude – all of the life experience, the drive, the energy that I have. I...

Has Your Resume Been ̶...

Has Your Resume Been “Treed”?
image via creativecommons.org By Robert P. Poindexter Stop reading this post and head outside. When you get there, find the most majestic tree you can and take a long close look at it. Don’t just glance at it. Study it closely and take in the very essence of its stately features and magnificent...

Think Your Resume Is Too L...

Think Your Resume Is Too Long? Go Bungee Jumping!
photo: art.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While most operators of bungee jumping sites are not typically physics experts, they do rely on tables generated by experts. These tables are used to determine chord diameter and static line length, based on the weight of the jumper and the desired maximum...

Confident Careerists Embra...

Confident Careerists Embrace Differentiation
image via Flickr, Azgar Khan By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A recurring trait that bubbles up with job seekers of every ilk is ‘fear.’ The unfamiliarity of the job search game, the discomfort of career transition whether you are gainfully employed but looking or recently were laid off can be...

ISLAND PARADISE (not exact...

ISLAND PARADISE (not exactly)
Lake Texoma Beach (walking distance from our new home) By Robert P. Poindexter For years, everyone who knows me was quite sure that when I left the Midwest, it would be for the sun-filled Gulf Coast. While those long, sandy beaches boasting palm-treed shorelines and dolphins frolicking in the surf are still...

The Rigors and Joy of Care...

The Rigors and Joy of Career and Life Change
Wraparound porch - off the master suite By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The picture above of the wraparound porch just off of our master suite is one of many reasons Rob and I chose to move to this Lake Texoma, Texas, hideaway. Located in a small town called Gordonville, just 60 miles north of Dallas, the...

I’m Done!...

I’m Done!
image: flickr via Sir Nube Negra By Robert P. Poindexter Job loss is a devastating time in anyone’s life–even if you hate the job; even if you had started making plans to leave the job long before you finally did; even if you chose to leave of your own volition. While few things can match the...

How Strong Is Your Workpla...

How Strong Is Your Workplace Game Face?
image: playfulintellection By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter My recent post over at Glassdoor.com articulated the value of wearing your ‘game face’ as a mask in which you suit up to play the part of a value-add workplace contributor. The metaphor sparked a couple of pithy comments from Twitter and...

Career Changer: Can You Qu...

Career Changer: Can You Quell “Bottom-line Ache”?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter image: di-ablow Career change is not only possible, it is probable if you bear in mind certain rules of thumb and realities and consider your career change process an adventure involving new learnings, personal sacrifices and opportunities for exhilaration. As well, as in ANY...
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