Uninspiring Inspiration...

Uninspiring Inspiration
By Robert P. Poindexter I spent 2.5 hours shoveling my driveway this morning. The entire time, I was hoping some inspirational thought would creep into my frozen cranium that was also dripping with sweat. No matter how frozen my toes became or how sore my back got, I simply was not inspired. Shovel full...

Be You-Nique: Resume Writi...

Be You-Nique: Resume Writing “Rules” to Break
image: geneticsandsociety.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter As a member of Career Collective, and in collaboration with my friend and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, I am happy to announce this month’s topic: Job-hunting “Rules” to Break / Outdated Job-Search Beliefs. Please visit other...

Job Search Courtesy...

Job Search Courtesy
image: me at home By Robert P. Poindexter A man walks into his home one afternoon and his wife begins this conversation with him. Wife: Where have you been? Husband: Church. Wife: Oh, and what was the sermon about? Husband: Sin. Wife: Really? And what did the preacher say about it ? Husband: He was against...

Crafting Unsinkable Career...

Crafting Unsinkable Career Tweets
image: stream.png By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter How should a job seeker craft effective, meaningful Twitter messages that resound with an appropriate, yet impactful tone? Sometimes, the Twitter stream is a smooth rivulet, offering calm conversations, inviting chatter and encouraging words. In other instances,...

Be the Leader of “Yo...

Be the Leader of “You” to Spark the Lighted Beacon
image: memberclicks.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Do you struggle with the ‘leadership’ terminology as I sometimes do? Possibly, it is because individuals anointed as leaders sometimes are perceived by non-leaders to be ego-driven, and that can be untenable and unattractive. Or, perhaps it has...

Attempting to Tame the Twi...

Attempting to Tame the Twitter Wild West in Job Search?
image: dvdtown.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether job seeking now, or in the future, you can unearth value from the Wild West of Twitter. Though your inclination initially may be to gain company, human resource, recruiter and collegial contacts as well as resume, job search and interview support, I...

Bathrobe Chic...

Bathrobe Chic
image: en.fotolia.com By Robert P. Poindexter Scheduling my time has been a bit of an issue for me lately. In November, I cut my hours at my full-time job in order to be more available for Careertrend. The problem is, I have had a regular work schedule dictated by my employers for so long that I was unsure...

Who’s Encouraging Yo...

Who’s Encouraging You?
Dave and Bill (our Encouragers) - with Rob in the middle By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Encouragers – they thread themselves through the needle of our lives, stitching together our tatters when we find we are fraying. In your business, your career or your life, do you have your encourager team in place,...

Career Lessons Learned Fro...

Career Lessons Learned From Capt. Slocum and the Spray
The Spray (via bruceroberts.com) By Robert P. Poindexter Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone. He had little formal education and was dead broke when he set out on the adventure that would guarantee his place in history. More than a hundred years later, his name is still spoken in...

Career Trend 2011: Account...

Career Trend 2011: Accountability + Possibility = Sustainability
illustration: elizabethhyland.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, and the entire Career Collective blogging membership, I’m delighted to roll-out my first 2011 blog post. The topic that we are blogging on this month is, things job...
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