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...

Schedule Bulging? Managing...

Schedule Bulging? Managing Career and Personal Time.
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Every day is filled with the same number of hours: 24. So why is it that some people think that magically, another two to three hours will somehow materialize? While you can find ways to make your life more efficient—to think more quickly and to get more to-dos checked off...

The Painful Process of Nam...

The Painful Process of Naming Yourself
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I hear it repeatedly, how painful and intellectually rigorous my writing processes are. Collaborating with clients on their career stories, I hear that my career-intel gathering phase is both “demanding” and “mind-bending.” However, I have learned,...

3 Snack-Size Twitter Tips ...

3 Snack-Size Twitter Tips to Bolster Your Career
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Advice abounds on how to use social media to advance your career and job search. Beyond reading the volumes of great books, breaking down advice into manageable bites is a smart way to venture into the often-rough social networking waters. Also, choosing one site and really...

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...
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