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...

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...
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