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Going Public: Why You Should Get Purposefully Uncomfortable in Job Search

Going Public: Why You Should Get Purposefully Uncomfortable in Job Search
It almost goes without saying that job seekers should be more visible online than in the past. However, for many people that openness is at odds with their naturally private personality. While lighthearted personal use of social media such as occasional Facebook or Instagram updates may now feel the norm,...

When Not To Let People Poke Holes In Your Resume

When Not To Let People Poke Holes In Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When faced with a job search, after years of being nose-down in your day-to-day work, it is natural to feel vulnerable and uncertain. And when you feel vulnerable, it is normal to reach out for reassurance to make sure you are doing the right things. After all, “you don’t...

Happily Employed? Hear Out a Recruiter’s Pitch

Happily Employed? Hear Out a Recruiter’s Pitch
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While many of us have preconceived notions about recruiters, one thing is for sure, they often are the gateway to great opportunities. And like with any profession, there are good, and there are not-so-good recruiters. The following message assumes that the recruiter whom you are...

Not All Career Advice Is Good: 10 Tips to Ignore

Not All Career Advice Is Good: 10 Tips to Ignore
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “There’s a lot of bad advice out there.” “As somebody who has helped people find jobs for over 15 years, I’m amazed at the number of myths that still float around.” These are just two of the eight comments on my recent post challenging 10 of...
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