How to Handle the Pomp and...

How to Handle the Pomp and Circumstance of Your New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Much pomp and circumstance surround the inauguration of the person elected to the highest office in the free world. As well it should be, considering the awesome responsibility that goes along with this office. Your new job may not get as much press globally, however, there are...

Pink Tennis Shoes and Resu...

Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes. I researched, consulted with the sports store pros and tried on several pairs to ensure a confident purchasing decision. On the heels of a focused 12-month exercise and fitness journey that has reinforced the value of...

Get Over Yourself When Wri...

Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume. However, since a resume is a personal marketing document masterfully written to ignite the reader’s interest, you must focus fully on THEIR (hiring decision maker’s,...

My Three Words for 2013...

My Three Words for 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa asked me what my three words are. She was referring to Chris Brogan’s “My 3 words for 2013″ post, and I took the challenge. Below are my chosen words. I hope I ‘got them right.’ This is a new exercise for me! 1....

Putting Career Resolutions...

Putting Career Resolutions Into Action
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Every year about this time many people begin making promises to themselves and others to create positive changes in their lives and careers. These resolutions run the gamut from dropping a few pounds to getting a new job. You can find plenty of help where your physique is...

What Do You Want?...

What Do You Want?
123newyear (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Why is such an easy question so often hard to answer? Is it because we fear an obligation to ourselves and others by admitting it out loud?  Or, could it be that we simply don’t feel that we deserve what we want? Even more sinister is the possible negative...

Creating Striations: Defin...

Creating Striations: Defining 2013
Kara Lynn Bird (Flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Pensive, yet excited. Intellectually wrung, yet physically and emotionally rested. Lingering, deliberating, strategizing, planning, poised for renewed momentum. The days between Christmas and New Year’s are gently stretched and pulled with the weight...

Quit Being a Career Lightw...

Quit Being a Career Lightweight
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these...

Not All Career Advice Is G...

Not All Career Advice Is Good: 10 Tips to Ignore
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “There’s a lot of bad advice out there.” “As somebody who has helped people find jobs for over 15 years, I’m amazed at the number of myths that still float around.” These are just two of the eight comments on my recent post challenging 10 of...

Why Employees Resign...

Why Employees Resign
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Good managers know very well how expensive employee turnover can be and work diligently to keep those costs at a minimum. It is a fact that not every employee can be retained no matter how fairly they are treated, and some are actually welcome to leave. Below are ten reasons...
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