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...

Your Job Search: A Love St...

Your Job Search: A Love Story
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Four years ago this week, on December 8, 2006, after responding to a simple, virtual Match.com ‘wink’ from Rob (aka, mustangrodevot78@talkmatch.com), a life-changing relationship commenced. Amidst thousands of Match.com profiles, Rob selected my dating resume and lightly and...

Is Your Resume a “Ma...

Is Your Resume a “Marketing Animal?”
photo: shinyshiny.tv By Robert P. Poindexter It was around 5 o’clock in the morning, cold and blustery, the way you would expect it to be in Southwestern Pennsylvania the day after Thanksgiving. Snow drifts that had started gathering several weeks ago were now 4 to 5 feet deep, and the prevailing...

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...
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