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,...

Sailing Into My 50th Birth...

Sailing Into My 50th Birthday
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With the flip of a calendar page, I sailed into 50 on Sept. 3! Coffee on the porch with my handsome husband and fur family helped ease into the morning. This was followed by an invigorating call from my sister, Janet, and a power workout setting the day on just the right...

Without Words, Stories Wil...

Without Words, Stories Will Wither
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “We hear the mantra everywhere: make it visual, use more pictures, forget text–it’s all about images,” said Neicole Crepeau in her recent blog post, In the Age of Images, Why Words Still Dominate. Throughout her weighty article, Neicole addresses the...

Resolving Resume Confusion...

Resolving Resume Confusion
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While the futurists vie for the first-place ribbon in having predicted the resume’s demise, the resume heart beats strong. Social Profiles Are Modes of Transportation For Your Resume The primary challenge with many articles written by these forward-thinking bloggers is that...

Happily Employed? Hear Out...

Happily Employed? Hear Out a Recruiter’s Pitch
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While many of us have preconceived notions about recruiters, one thing is for sure, they often are the gateway to great opportunities. And like with any profession, there are good, and there are not-so-good recruiters. The following message assumes that the recruiter whom you are...

4 Tips to Help You Researc...

4 Tips to Help You Research a Company’s Culture Fit
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While the ‘culture fit’ topic in job search is important, many job seekers avoid it because of angst to simply find a job – ANY job! So, how can the average job seeker in today’s tougher-than-nails economy balance ‘fit’ with their desire and need to quickly land...

Why Legislating Resume Wri...

Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I write resumes for a living, I realize (and prefer) that it isn’t “my way or the highway.” How bland of a career marketing world would it be if every resume was written by some formulaic approach? Unfortunately, though, myriad people seem to want to...
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