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...

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friend and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, I am happy to announce this month’s topic: Job-hunting “Rules” to Break / Outdated Job-Search Beliefs.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...
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