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Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype

Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone...

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Shedding light on your target audience, becoming intimate with your own value and drumming up muscular career stories that transport your reader all are essential action steps to forge a rock-solid resume. This foundational aspect of today’s job search helps prevent...

What to Say on Your Resume to Get a Leg-Up

What to Say on Your Resume to Get a Leg-Up
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you telling prospective employers what you think they want to hear? Or, are you giving them the facts? As human beings, and especially human beings trying to land a job, we all tend to err on the side of saying what we believe will give us the best chance for success. (Watch...

Confidence Building and Your Career

Confidence Building and Your Career
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cherry Woodburn for a story in her inaugural Confidence Chronicles | True Stories of Becoming Strong series this week. Woodburn, a brilliant storyteller, uses stories to engage the audience. According to her website, she’s also...

Executive Job Seeker: Is Your Career Portfolio Current?

Executive Job Seeker: Is Your Career Portfolio Current?
image: b_d_solis (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The complexity of an executive’s career message can be clarified through a rich process of career archaeology. This rugged process unearths a multiplicity of career stories that have become buried in the recesses of your memory as you become...

Career Learnings, Big Easy Style

New Orleans 2010, Career Management Alliance’s Annual conference event, etched in my mind memories of people, sights, sounds, smells, as well as some ‘new learnings!’ The first memory was carved when my husband dropped me off at the Kansas City International airport. I spotted Billie Sucher, my Iowan...

Eating Bon Bons on the Treadmill

By Rob Poindexter We’ve all done it. We see a picture of ourselves, we catch a glimpse of some imperfect part of our anatomy in the mirror, and think, “Jeez, what the hell is wrong with me?” Let’s see, 47,000 hours on the exercise bike, check. Went to bed hungry for 288 of the last 289 days,...

Your Resume: Hoist or Anchor?

Sailor Rob and 'Dam' Bill Cranking the Winch By Rob Poindexter No matter how strong or how smart we are, we rarely are able to rely on only ourselves to accomplish our goals. I was thinking about this the other day when a fellow sailor and pal of mine interrupted my morning coffee on the dock with...

Resume Vs. LinkedIn: Either/Or?

This post is in response to Hannah Morgan’s (@CareerSherpa’s) comment over at my post, “Resume Is Your Career Heartbeat,” where she queries: “Can’t one’s LinkedIn profile be their resume? Why would an employer need to look anywhere else?” I don’t think...

R-SQUARED: Repackaging & Reframing the Resume Rules

Alright, so ‘career experts’ are continually repackaging and reframing the rules of resume writing and job search. For fun, let’s call this R-squared. My resume writing business focuses heavily on serving the senior manager and executive client. Except for the multiplicity of vehicles [MS Word,...
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