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How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize

How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize
There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly. You just do what they tell you and trust they will guide you to the right destination. You go along fine for a while, blindly letting others navigate your way from mile...

Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction

Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction
Does the following sound like something you’ve said? I want to change jobs or industries but I don’t want to take a cut in pay. I want to move to a different part of the country – or world – but I refuse to pay for relocation. I want to improve my circumstances, but I don’t want it to be...

Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips

Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips
Calling or emailing your friends, family and colleagues when you are looking for a new job may seem like the natural route. In fact, many experts say, if you know how to concisely guide people to help you, you should do just that. However, like any advice, you should use discernment before applying it to...

Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume

Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume
5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform. If your role as an administrative assistant requires you handle everything from preparing coffee in the morning to collaborating with your boss on financial reports in the afternoon, then focus on the report creating and not the coffee...

The Value of an Imperfect, but Meaningful Job Search

The Value of an Imperfect, but Meaningful Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While job search and career management are replete with protocol and processes that should be respected and acted upon, it is not necessary to (always) behave perfectly to land a new job or advance your career within your current organization. The fear and anxiety often...

How to “Get Over Yourself”

How to “Get Over Yourself”
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently, after submitting to a series of niggly life and business annoyances and aggravations my grumbly, ‘whiny’ behavior mounted. I was becoming, as they say, insufferable. As a result, my husband (Rob) lovingly suggested, “Why don’t you just get over...

How to Brighten Up a Drab, Demotivating Office Culture

How to Brighten Up a Drab, Demotivating Office Culture
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Being happy at work may seem counterintuitive for some people, but it is possible. While business tasks can be tedious and difficult, when a culture of positivity exudes, even the most challenging projects are more bearable, even rewarding. If you feel your current office...

How to Wrangle Down Anxiety and Empower Yourself After Job Loss

How to Wrangle Down Anxiety and Empower Yourself After Job Loss
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Losing your job often comes on suddenly. Even if you had seen signs of your job’s demise and were planning an escape hatch, the actual dissolution of your job still can feel like a smack in the face. In many cases, losing a job is like a death. As such, many people find...

Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship

Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don’t like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are...

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter 1. Waiting until you have “time” before you reshape your resume story. A resume needs to be fit, and as you add weeks, months and years of new experience to your career body, your resume becomes overweight and out of shape. Routinely (yearly is ideal), you must take...
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