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...

A Close Shave With Your Re...

By Rob Poindexter photo: fashionablygeek.com I stood, unable to decipher the pricing structure, staring at a wall of disposable razor blades:  $15.47 for a package of three, that guaranteed the smoothest shave ever; $18.96 for a package of two that promised no woman would be able to resist the smoothness of...

Blogging for Glassdoor.com...

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I’m delighted to announce my first guest post for the Glassdoor.com blog! In my inaugural post, the topic of job-search worry reigns, with four tips on how to tame the incorrigible beast and boost momentum. We often hear job loss compared to divorce or death, and my first...

Don’t “Jerk...

By Rob Poindexter Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters are sitting on the beach getting to know each other in a scene from from the movie, “The Jerk.” The conversation goes something like this: photo by: bunnybissoux.blogspot.com Steve: “So what do you do for a living?” Bernadette:...
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