Overcoming Sheepish Resume...

Overcoming Sheepish Resume Tactics
photo: wilds.co.uk By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Consumed by the dull roar of the same-old same-old resume advice, I was inspired to write my latest TalentCulture post on the value of a strategically written marketing message versus building a tactical resume. To read why NOT being a resume writing sheep...

Employers Don’t R...

Employers Don’t “Care”
photo: smallbusiness.chron.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and Career Collective co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, and a group of prolific careers bloggers and friends, I introduce my December blog post contribution. This month’s collective topic involves Human...

Clearing the Junk in Your ...

Clearing the Junk in Your Career Trunk
photo: pixelcarlife.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you a careerist who is sailing along, when one day, you realize there is a weight wrought by disorganization, clutter and the junk in your career trunk? These disruptions can be disruptive and distracting to both your current, and your future, career...

Is your resume a turkey?...

Is your resume a turkey?
image: associatedcontent.com By Robert P. Poindexter Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered on this time of the year. I remember with great fondness the construction paper pilgrim hats and coloring in the feathers of the standard issue turkey picture. To this day, I’m amazed how differently...

Does Your Resume Need Atte...

Does Your Resume Need Attention?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter photo: dreamstime.com If you are relying upon fast-food communications for your job search, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Hiring decision makers are not solely depending upon social media tweets and blogs for recruitment reconnaissance; in fact, some are espousing their...

Nanu-Nanu Earthling Job Se...

Nanu-Nanu Earthling Job Seekers
Marvin the Martian by screenhead.com By Robert P. Poindexter Martians. Little green people from the red planet bent on the total annihilation of mankind. It seems the science fiction writers have been telling us these stories ever since Mars was discovered. For the life of me, I’m not sure how or why we...

Palm Trees or Mesquite Tre...

Palm Trees or Mesquite Trees – Change Is Inevitable
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Dictionary.com defines “change” as follows: “to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s...

The Aristotle Approach to ...

The Aristotle Approach to Your Job Search
By Robert Poindexter From the teachings of Greek Philosopher Aristotle came the three methods of persuasion we all rely upon. Around 300 B.C., while teaching at the Lyceum, he introduced them to us. They are as follows: Ethos (Credibility). Sometimes we believe something just because we trust the person...

Job Search Angst: Like Clo...

Job Search Angst: Like Clouds Mounting Before a Storm
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and Career Collective co-founder, Miriam Salpeter, and a group of prolific careers bloggers and friends, I introduce my October article contribution. This month’s collective topic is Halloween-themed: How do you avoid scary career / resume...

Smooth Transitions for You...

By Rob Poindexter Tonight I will make the last of my seasonal trips to stay the night on “Sea’s the Day.” Author Ruing the Close of Sailing Season The day I dread the most every season has arrived, so tomorrow I will begin the task of putting our “weekend retreat,”  our...
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