Tame the Blame to Fire Up ...

Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter We all do it at one time or another. We blame someone or something for what’s going wrong in our lives. We can’t do something we want because of a law, so we blame the lawmakers. We can’t get into a certain school, so we blame the university’s board of admissions. We are...

The Absolutes of Job Searc...

The Absolutes of Job Search Are Puzzling
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The absolutes of job search are puzzling; as in most things in life, there are few black and white rules. While you want to follow some rules of thumb, you also should climb outside of your (or others’) boxes from time to time to really take charge of your career versus...

Are You Setting an Effecti...

Are You Setting an Effective Job Search Trap?
By Robert P. Poindexter I am not aware of any scientific cases of spiders starving to death, which is quite amazing when you consider their main food sources possess abilities that most of them don’t — like, for instance, the ability to fly. Spiders are fast and some can even jump, but I’m...

Our Zip Lining Adventure: ...

Our Zip Lining Adventure: Living Life to the Limit
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” Pope Paul VI My husband, Rob, set up a...

Separating the Wheat From ...

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own...

Paralyzed By Resume Writer...

Paralyzed By Resume Writer’s Block?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Just the idea of writing a resume paralyzes many careerists. The fear of writer’s block, the angst associated with offending someone’s ambiguous rules, the frustration in trying to recall what you did, and when you did it — all of these feelings mix and meld...

Is Your Cover Letter Riddl...

Is Your Cover Letter Riddled With These 4 Mistakes?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Some people meticulously write their resume but then treat their cover letter as an afterthought, resulting in a mistake-riddled, dull and underperforming document. It is important to ensure your job search tool kit is fully equipped with high-quality, well-honed marketing...

How to Compare & Sele...

How to Compare & Select a Resume Service to Ensure a High-Value Investment
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Today’s post is blatantly self promotional; at the same time, I am aspiring to provide value in identifying critical traits, experiences and qualifications you should look for when setting about to hire a resume writer. Revamping my website home page with a value-focused...

Sailing Rejuvenation :: Li...

Sailing Rejuvenation :: Little Havana
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Sailing into Sunday with a little fun … Headed to the islands with Little...

New Grad: Courteously Hust...

New Grad: Courteously Hustle Your Way to a New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A new grad client who graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics landed a job in just a few months with our 3-PAGE, focused resume (+ interview coaching). The resume touted multiple leadership roles: captain of his basketball team, graduate assistantship and more! He...
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