Wanderlust: Discover Your ...

By Rob Poindexter by rse75/Flickr Wanderlust, a loan word from German that came to English sometime between 1875 and 1902, depending on whom you ask. In German, the term has become somewhat obsolete. A more contemporary equivalent for the English wanderlust in the sense of “love of travel” would ...

Communicating More in Your...

Are you communicating your career nuances like an arousing wine advertisement that  sells distinctions in flavor that only THIS $40 bottle of Pinot Noir can deliver? Communicating nuance is my favorite ‘secret weapon’ for devising a differentiating resume story. Unfortunately, most resumes...

3 Tips to Shore Up for a C...

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ankle-deep in water, we waded across the ramp to our dock. The next day, after a satiating weekend of sailing, we returned to the ramp for departure, and alas, the water had risen to our knees. Granted, we had slept the prior night ‘on the water,’ and then sailed...

A Four Leaf Clover Resume...

By Rob Poindexter As one of the sons of a West Texas preacher, we were indeed the proverbial “poor church mice.”  Oh, don’t get me wrong, we rarely ever went hungry, and the clothes my older brother passed down to me would usually still be in pretty good shape by the time my younger...

Windy Days and Resumes...

By Rob Poindexter, Captain, Sea’s the Day Spring has been wrought with one storm after another. Rarely, can you look west here lately without an Armageddon like sky building into yet another rain soaked day. And it seems as though the moment one storm passes through, the next one starts to build up. As...

Upping Your Job Search Fla...

This summer’s Career Collective heats up with advice to help job seekers boost the flame under their job search efforts. In collaboration with my partner, Miriam Salpeter, I’m delighted to participate in this monthly blogging initiative. Please scroll to the end of this post for links to...

Career Learnings, Big Easy...

New Orleans 2010, Career Management Alliance’s Annual conference event, etched in my mind memories of people, sights, sounds, smells, as well as some ‘new learnings!’ The first memory was carved when my husband dropped me off at the Kansas City International airport. I spotted Billie Sucher, my Iowan...

Eating Bon Bons on the Tre...

By Rob Poindexter We’ve all done it. We see a picture of ourselves, we catch a glimpse of some imperfect part of our anatomy in the mirror, and think, “Jeez, what the hell is wrong with me?” Let’s see, 47,000 hours on the exercise bike, check. Went to bed hungry for 288 of the last 289 days,...

Your Resume: Hoist or Anch...

Sailor Rob and 'Dam' Bill Cranking the Winch By Rob Poindexter No matter how strong or how smart we are, we rarely are able to rely on only ourselves to accomplish our goals. I was thinking about this the other day when a fellow sailor and pal of mine interrupted my morning coffee on the dock with...

Resume Vs. LinkedIn: Eithe...

This post is in response to Hannah Morgan’s (@CareerSherpa’s) comment over at my post, “Resume Is Your Career Heartbeat,” where she queries: “Can’t one’s LinkedIn profile be their resume? Why would an employer need to look anywhere else?” I don’t think...
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