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Smooth Transitions for Your Career

By Rob Poindexter Tonight I will make the last of my seasonal trips to stay the night on “Sea’s the Day.” Author Ruing the Close of Sailing Season The day I dread the most every season has arrived, so tomorrow I will begin the task of putting our “weekend retreat,”  our...

A Close Shave With Your Resume

By Rob Poindexter photo: fashionablygeek.com I stood, unable to decipher the pricing structure, staring at a wall of disposable razor blades:  $15.47 for a package of three, that guaranteed the smoothest shave ever; $18.96 for a package of two that promised no woman would be able to resist the smoothness of...

Don’t “Jerk” With Your Career

By Rob Poindexter Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters are sitting on the beach getting to know each other in a scene from from the movie, “The Jerk.” The conversation goes something like this: photo by: bunnybissoux.blogspot.com Steve: “So what do you do for a living?” Bernadette:...

Expensive Clubs Don’t Make You Tiger Woods

photo: golfclub357 Shortly after starting one of my first white collar jobs in Florida, I realized I needed to learn how to play golf. It was the most talked about subject around the office and not being able to golf could keep you from some pretty important “elbow rubbing” opportunities. It...

Are You Equipped for the Career Sales Interview?

As an Alliance partner with Meghan M. Biro over at TalentCulture, I am delighted to have my writing featured on her new, cutting-edge blog. I am honored that Meghan has included me within her multi-generational and diverse community of HR, recruiting, marketing and leadership industry folks who promote...

3 Opinions on Having a Pro Write Your Resume

When Sharlyn Lauby, SHPHR, CPLP, founder of Top 50 Business Blog HR Bartender, invited me to reply to a comment from one of her readers regarding “Should a pro write your resume?” I interestedly jumped in with both feet. As such, a thorough article resulted, in which questions were answered...

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...

Send Your Resume to Boot Camp

photo: apruettlife.blogspot.com Biting at the Bit The first time I saw my ship after boot camp, I was biting at the bit to get on board. And once I was on board, I could hardly wait to explore my new home. Up and down each passageway and ladder well I roamed. After investigating each compartment I was...

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...
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