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...

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...
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