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...

Piecing Together Your Resu...

Piecing Together Your Resume Puzzle
Akin to constructing a jigsaw puzzle, preparing your interview-cinching resume is a perplexity that requires intricately connecting hundreds, even thousands, of small pieces. Most resumes, however, resemble jumbo-piece starter puzzles that are elementary and unsatisfying to the reader, derailing your...

Happy New Year … bla...

Happy New Year … blah blah blah
image: mariva.com By Robert P. Poindexter I read a recent article about New Year’s resolutions that claimed most people have backslid by February and completely forgotten about them by May. The reasons ranged from goals that were too lofty to family tragedies that helped to derail hopes and...

The Perils (and Value) of ...

The Perils (and Value) of Career Nicheing
image: standoutblogger.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Find a niche! Get a niche. Work in a niche!” In his Nov. 22nd post called, “Over-Nicheing,“ Steve Spalding asserts, “We spend a lot of time extolling the unlimited virtues of nichedom, but we rarely think of its very...

Don’t Be a Cliché i...

Don’t Be a Cliché in Your Resume
image: blog.holidays.net By Robert P. Poindexter Sunday mornings around our house are usually spent lounging about with full cups of coffee, quietly checking emails and trying to decide how to spend the day without interfering with the football game. (I’m out of commission and worthless for at least...
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