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Being Respectfully Visible + Other Tips on Ramping Up Your Career

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

In my latest post at, 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 to mind in regard to best practices in creating your career visibility. I discuss those here: Get to Work on Getting to Work!

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value


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 ultimately, the customers they serve, are impacted, negatively.

Rest assured, though simple gestures of problem-solving and customer care may ‘seem’ small, in and of themselves, cumulatively they have the capacity to sell the employee’s future value.

For the rest of this post, please click here: Leveraging Your Career Culture.

12 Ideas: Catapult Your Career By Revamping Your Workday


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 me, I’ve tried changing, building hard deadlines into my life that, like roads that suddenly dead end, have left me panicked and perspiring, rushing to the finish line, putting final touches on a high-level written communication at rapid-speed, fearing that the final deliverable leaves a participle dangling or sentences weakened by hurriedly selected and ill-fitting verbs.

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