Employee: Are You Performi...

Employee: Are You Performing in a Profitable Way?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A recent ERE.net article, “Helicopter Parents,” addresses the idea of companies “adjusting … business practices and offerings to meet [millennial generation] expectations.” The conversation around how employers should cultivate an enriching culture that indicates...

Is Staying In Your Pajamas...

Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. The economy is uncertain, bad attitudes are ablaze and the competition is fiercer than ever. No wonder job seekers struggle with maintaining poise, hope and focus. With that said, targeted, positive and actionable...

Are You Steering Your Care...

Are You Steering Your Career Ship?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The wife of a prospective client called me this week. Her husband, she said, is winding up two of the most successful years of his career. Monetarily-speaking, he is ecstatic; as well, he has forged a strong reputation in his industry. Culturally, though, he is in a funk, as the...

Harvesting Our Dreams in L...

Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Life As We Live It Now Winnowing our waistlines and nourishing our marriage, we forge ahead, rooted in strength and hope. Our landscape includes tree-lined, winding roads punctuated with eclectic cabins, tiki huts, grazing horses, cattle and chickens. Pelican’s Landing is...

How New Grads Can Showcase...

How New Grads Can Showcase Their Career Value
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Most new graduates undersell their value. University career services, friends and family cite staid resume rules that stifle their message. Moreover, old-school traditionalist formats and content strategies still pervade the Internet, school halls and libraries. As such,...

Why Sacrificing Soft Skill...

Why Sacrificing Soft Skills Weakens Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton recently wrote a compelling blog post:“The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” which absolutely nails the value of soft skills in a career story resume. Dalton describes how resumes that come to her attention often do so...

Frazzled by All the Resume...

Frazzled by All the Resume Advice?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Rattled by Career Crisis? You are humming along healthily when suddenly a career crisis shakes you, causing great job pain, and perhaps even job loss. You don’t know what to do. The pain is stifling – all you can focus on is stamping it out, and quickly. You rush to an...

How Millennials Can Increa...

How Millennials Can Increase Their Job Search Luck
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many Gen Yers effectively silence their critics through hardworking, diplomatic and focused behaviors. They demonstrate an earnestness in, and willingness to put forth serious effort to do what’s right, both personally and professionally. What often is missing, however,...

How to Hit the Bull’...

How to Hit the Bull’s-Eye and Land an Interview
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is human nature in job search – as in dating – to want to keep your options open. Many job seekers, whether early-career and fairly inexperienced or 15+ years in and heralding a plethora of different functional strengths, feel they will limit their opportunities by...

Goodbye Louie :: May You R...

Goodbye Louie :: May You Rest in Peace My Little Buddy
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Louie, in Kansas City Seventeen years ago this week (Sept. 9, 1996), Louie, a beautiful red miniature pinscher puppy rode home on my lap. He was to become my first pet as an adult. Spirited and ornery, he also was faithful, tender and a loyal companion, through many life events,...
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