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Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with...

Why You Should Include Your Personal Email in Your LinkedIn Profile

Why You Should Include Your Personal Email in Your LinkedIn Profile
Image via Nan Palmero, Flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter  Are you a professional or executive compelled to modernize your LinkedIn Profile with current strategies but concerned it will scream, ‘job seeker?’ Understandably, many people fear the implications of making a sudden and/or sweeping...

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...

What to Do When an Employer Slings an Oddball Interview Question

What to Do When an Employer Slings an Oddball Interview Question
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your hair and clothes are pristine. You conduct a final run-through of common interview questions. Calm descends upon you. You are confident and cool as you enter the job interview. That is, until your prospective boss slings a question like those listed on Glassdoor’s...

How Action + Graciousness Can Be Gateways to a New Job

How Action + Graciousness Can Be Gateways to a New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Recruiter.com’s recent article on why you can’t find a job and what you can do about it, Tony Beshara poignantly points out job searchers’ impediments to progress. His tips are must-reads.  For example, he says most job seekers “don’t know what to do,” and...

Are You Steering Your Career Ship?

Are You Steering Your Career Ship?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The wife of a prospective client called me this week. Her husband, she said, is winding up two of the most successful years of his career. Monetarily-speaking, he is ecstatic; as well, he has forged a strong reputation in his industry. Culturally, though, he is in a funk, as the...

Why Sacrificing Soft Skills Weakens Your Resume

Why Sacrificing Soft Skills Weakens Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton recently wrote a compelling blog post:“The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” which absolutely nails the value of soft skills in a career story resume. Dalton describes how resumes that come to her attention often do so...

How Millennials Can Increase Their Job Search Luck

How Millennials Can Increase Their Job Search Luck
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many Gen Yers effectively silence their critics through hardworking, diplomatic and focused behaviors. They demonstrate an earnestness in, and willingness to put forth serious effort to do what’s right, both personally and professionally. What often is missing, however,...

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...
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