Winning the Job Search Lot...

There’s an old joke about a woman who gets down on her knees one night and prays to God to let her win the lottery. A week later, she prays the same prayer, explaining that she just lost her job and could really use the help. Another week goes by, and she tells the Lord that her car is about to be...

Are the Lines of Your Resu...

When I say I like hot weather over cold weather, I’m not saying I want to be hot necessarily. I’m just saying that temperatures that allow me to be comfortable in a pair of shorts and flip flops appeal to me more than mucklucks and parkas. Recently, a friend of mine agreed to climb the mast of my boat to...

Grow Your Career Networkin...

Introducing: my latest post contributing to the Career Collective, a community of careers bloggers who write monthly about a specific career topic. This month: Networking and how to ease the pain. In coordination with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am pleased to roll out our latest collaboration. For...

What Chuck Norris and Resu...

“When Chuck Norris enters a room, he doesn’t turn the lights on, he turns the dark off.” There are literally hundreds of these Chuck Norris-isms floating around the internet. Another one of my favorites, “Chuck Norris runs Vista Windows on his Etch-a-Sketch.” And, of course, we all...

Career Strategies: Being B...

Resume and social media issues abound: grabbing at cliches (e.g., “I’m a people person”), mirroring your colleagues’  content, shying away from touches of color, graphics, charts or graphs, avoiding the personal exposure you fear will occur if you sign up for social media accounts...

Facing the Fear in Your Ca...

Intro by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In what I envision at least a 2-part series on “Facing the Fear in Your Career Search,” my husband, Rob, starts us off with a riveting story on how our journey into a storm created one of our most memorable experiences this summer (perhaps ever). Likewise, in...

For the Want of a Resume, ...

You may have heard this little ditty as a child, or perhaps some wise college professor referred to it at some time during your blurry-eyed, groggy-headed freshman year. It goes like this: For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the...

Positivity: Fundamental to...

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Frequently, clients reach out to me when the ache of job search has piqued, and they need professional help to stem the pain. After the initial conversational salve has been applied, the pragmatic, passionate and focused ‘work’ begins to steer a more direct route and...

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...
Page 24 of 30« First...10...2223242526...30...Last »