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Being Respectfully Visible + Other Tips on Ramping Up Your Career

Being Respectfully Visible + Other Tips on Ramping Up Your Career
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In my latest post at Glassdoor.com, I speak to the topic of focusing inward on your career now that summer has relinquished its baton to fall. Your kids back to school, it’s time to expend your energies on your next career opportunity. With that said, words of caution come...

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value
image: impactfactory.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter During a recent trip to North Texas, Rob and I collected several customer service stories that inspired this post. When employees get lax in their jobs, perhaps thinking certain duties seem mundane or not all that important, their performance, and...

12 Ideas: Catapult Your Career By Revamping Your Workday

12 Ideas: Catapult Your Career By Revamping Your Workday
image: prlog.org By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter You know that adage, “Work Expands so as to fill the time available for its completion?” Dubbed Parkinson’s Law, this maxim precisely describes my work life. After 25 years in the business world, this trait is ingrained in my being—a way of life. Believe...

Overcoming Sheepish Resume Tactics

Overcoming Sheepish Resume Tactics
photo: wilds.co.uk By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Consumed by the dull roar of the same-old same-old resume advice, I was inspired to write my latest TalentCulture post on the value of a strategically written marketing message versus building a tactical resume. To read why NOT being a resume writing sheep...

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...

Time as a Career Resource: How Not to Squander It

As we fall into the autumn months, I believe it’s timely to revisit job search and career strategies that are at the heart of an effective, meaningful effort. As such, and in collaboration with my colleague and Career Collective co-founder, Miriam Salpeter, and a group of prolific careers bloggers and...

Does a Fish Know When It’s Dying?

The other day while out on my sailboat, I noticed a good-sized catfish bloated and floating belly up. I think a lot when I’m sailing. Sometimes very deep thoughts, sometimes not so deep thoughts. I’m not quite sure which category this thought fits in, but I wondered aloud as I watched the...

Career Strategies: Being Brilliantly Visible

Resume and social media issues abound: grabbing at cliches (e.g., “I’m a people person”), mirroring your colleagues’  content, shying away from touches of color, graphics, charts or graphs, avoiding the personal exposure you fear will occur if you sign up for social media accounts...

For the Want of a Resume, a Career Was Lost

You may have heard this little ditty as a child, or perhaps some wise college professor referred to it at some time during your blurry-eyed, groggy-headed freshman year. It goes like this: For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the...

Wanderlust: Discover Your Career Path

By Rob Poindexter by rse75/Flickr Wanderlust, a loan word from German that came to English sometime between 1875 and 1902, depending on whom you ask. In German, the term has become somewhat obsolete. A more contemporary equivalent for the English wanderlust in the sense of “love of travel” would ...
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