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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...

Short stories, hot dogs, James Michener and resumes

As of this writing, I am deeply engrossed in a book by James Michener titled Chesapeake. It was given to me by a friend as a thank-you gift for taking her sailing with us one weekend. I will tell you that when she first presented me with this tome, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish it. After all,...

Executive Resumes: Unique Career Vessels

Recently I was honored when Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume, and a friend on Twitter. asked me to contribute to a blog post about executive resumes. Specifically, she challenged me to answer the question: “What makes an executive resume different from...
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