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...

5 Items to Help Trumpet Yo...

5 Items to Help Trumpet Your Value In an Interview
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else...

To Stand Out, Must You For...

To Stand Out, Must You Forget the Resume?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Thanks to Cherry Woodburn for engaging me in a Twitter conversation about (yet) another article on why people should ‘forget the resume.’ You can read the article on Forbes.com, here: How To Stand Out In A Crowded Job Market: Forget The Traditional Resume. People who...

The Value of Age and Exper...

The Value of Age and Experience in Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A major media outlet’s recent video article sparked my latest Glassdoor post. A rather youthful interviewer held the microphone to several experienced career coaches and repeatedly suggested that older workers were technologically unsavvy. As well, she implied that...

My Parents and Their Encor...

My Parents and Their Encore Careers!
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~Maya Angelou Robert’s and my soul-enriching spring trip to Kansas City, MO, to visit my folks commenced this past week. Not only did we engage in luxurious,...

Find the Wind...

Find the Wind
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Finding the wind is essential to sailing. Without wind — the boat’s natural engine — your sails begin to luff. Similarly, in our careers, without motivation — the human’s natural engine — our energy droops. In sailing, when this happens, we...

Characteristics of a Good ...

Characteristics of a Good CEO
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Is the CEO at your company on your side? Does he or she motivate you to go the proverbial ‘extra mile’ on a project? Does he galvanize winning teams? Do you feel as if you know your CEO, and that he really cares about you and the needs of the organization? Good CEOs have...

3 Remedies for the Long-Te...

3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies...

Resumes With a Little Flai...

Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone...

How To Network Naturally...

How To Network Naturally
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd...
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