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Have Fun + 2 More Tips to Dissolve the Cluster of Job Search Negativity

Have Fun + 2 More Tips to Dissolve the Cluster of Job Search Negativity
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While most careerists face bouts of anger or bitterness at different times, they ultimately realize that neutralizing those feelings is necessary in order to move ahead, be productive, find calm – even laugh and experience joy. For some, bitterness emanates from a bad...

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Initial Storms of Change This year’s Texas drought has been an interesting contrast to last year’s Missouri floods. Following our move from rain-drenched Kansas City to stormy and windy Lake Texoma in May 2011, our initial concern was that we’d moved to a...

Who’s Encouraging You?

Who’s Encouraging You?
Dave and Bill (our Encouragers) - with Rob in the middle By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Encouragers – they thread themselves through the needle of our lives, stitching together our tatters when we find we are fraying. In your business, your career or your life, do you have your encourager team in place,...

Career Trend 2011: Accountability + Possibility = Sustainability

Career Trend 2011: Accountability + Possibility = Sustainability
illustration: elizabethhyland.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, and the entire Career Collective blogging membership, I’m delighted to roll-out my first 2011 blog post. The topic that we are blogging on this month is, things job...

Helpless, Defeated, Panic-Stricken In Your Current Job?

Have you ever gotten sick to your stomach as you drove into work? A sickening feeling that actually started the night before? Do you sit in your car in the parking lot and wait until the last possible moment to head to your desk? Do you watch, with exaggerated anticipation, as the clock inches closer to...

Hope + Forging Ahead = Career Opportunity Spark

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles photo: theage.com.au One of my movie favorites is Bridget Jones’s Diary. If you have not seen the film, it chronicles a 30-something’s journey (Bridget, a single woman living in London, played by Renee Zellweger) as she moves through...

Your Job Search Judgment

Colin Powell once said to a group of graduating 2nd lieutenants, “Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.” Making the point, of course, to remind these young officers not to be too hard on themselves when they make a mistake. Just take a lesson from the mistakes...

Windy Days and Resumes

By Rob Poindexter, Captain, Sea’s the Day Spring has been wrought with one storm after another. Rarely, can you look west here lately without an Armageddon like sky building into yet another rain soaked day. And it seems as though the moment one storm passes through, the next one starts to build up. As...

Restoring Your Joy in Job Search

Miriam Salpeter (@Keppie_Careers) and I are delighted to co-coordinate the February Career Collective, a community of career advisors and resume writers blogging together on behalf of job seekers. This month’s articles address how to overcome discouragement in job search. Please follow our hashtag,...

What Would Hemingway Do?

“I think body and mind are closely coordinated. Fattening of the body can lead to fattening of the mind. I would be tempted to say that it can lead to fattening of the soul, but I don’t know anything about the soul.” ~ Ernest Hemingway in The Good Life, According to Hemingway. In our...
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