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Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search

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...

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...

How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work

How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work
image: Geoff LMV (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Do you work with fellow employees who make your skin crawl? Conversely, do some of your workmates have such brilliant personalities that you actually look forward to seeing them each day? Well, if you’re like most of us, many of your co-workers fall...

Confident Careerists Embrace Differentiation

Confident Careerists Embrace Differentiation
image via Flickr, Azgar Khan By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A recurring trait that bubbles up with job seekers of every ilk is ‘fear.’ The unfamiliarity of the job search game, the discomfort of career transition whether you are gainfully employed but looking or recently were laid off can be...

Job Seeker: Where’s the Joy?

Job Seeker: Where’s the Joy?
image: thejoyhouse.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I sat staring at the computer screen, stifled. Emails crowded my view, like schools of fish, mouths open for food. Will I trigger an undulating wave by diving into this email ocean? Or, perhaps I’ll engage with MS Word and apply the needed salve to dozens...
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