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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...

3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED

3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies...

Climbing That Career Mountain

Climbing That Career Mountain
Image via cryany (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Goodbye sugary treats, hello fitness. This Friday, June 1, Rob and I begin phase 2 of our fitness initiative. We launched phase 1 on Jan. 2, after the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. I wrote about that here: “Weighing in: 3 Job Search...

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive
image: flickr_wanderinghome By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being...

Is Your Resume a Cliffhanger?

Is Your Resume a Cliffhanger?
image: lotusinstitutions.com By Robert P. Poindexter The ‘Cliffhanger.’  That gut wrenching event brought to you by evil television producers as a way to entice you to stay tuned in to whatever mindless drivel you’ve been tricked into watching in the first place. Did your new favorite...

Bathrobe Chic

Bathrobe Chic
image: en.fotolia.com By Robert P. Poindexter Scheduling my time has been a bit of an issue for me lately. In November, I cut my hours at my full-time job in order to be more available for Careertrend. The problem is, I have had a regular work schedule dictated by my employers for so long that I was unsure...

A “No Regrets” Job Search

“I have no regrets.” photo via godslovereal.com These words were spoken by a friend of mine when I was 26 years old. He was four years older than me at the time, and as I sat sipping on a cool drink in the screened enclosure of his pool area that was attached to his 5,000 square foot home that overlooked...

Advertising YOU: Overcoming Career Humility

photo: promotionalpro.com Part 2 of a joint series on ‘fear’ in the job search (original post published HERE by Rob), focuses on suspending one’s humble ways and taming one’s fear in job search. Unfortunately, displaying modesty and anxiety during a job search can be a deterrent in...

When the Keys Rattle, Will You Be Ready?

I’ve always found the Japanese culture somewhat interesting, so when I ran photo: originalprop.com across an article recently about the way capital punishment is doled out, morbid curiosity found me reading the story. It seems in Japan, all those charged with murder are tried by jury, and 99% are found...

3 Tips to Shore Up for a Career Flood

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ankle-deep in water, we waded across the ramp to our dock. The next day, after a satiating weekend of sailing, we returned to the ramp for departure, and alas, the water had risen to our knees. Granted, we had slept the prior night ‘on the water,’ and then sailed...
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