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5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness. Ways to positively channel this...

3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules

3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For college students or recent grads applying for internships, the sea of interview rules often appears murky. However, whether meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager or human resources professional, and whether meeting face to face, by Skype or phone, there are three things...

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with...

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...

How To Erase Common Resume Mistakes

How To Erase Common Resume Mistakes
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Writing your resume is simple, right? You just open up a Word document and start dumping your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of keywords onto the page. And voila, that pesky task is done. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that...

What to Do When an Employer Slings an Oddball Interview Question

What to Do When an Employer Slings an Oddball Interview Question
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your hair and clothes are pristine. You conduct a final run-through of common interview questions. Calm descends upon you. You are confident and cool as you enter the job interview. That is, until your prospective boss slings a question like those listed on Glassdoor’s...

When Not To Let People Poke Holes In Your Resume

When Not To Let People Poke Holes In Your Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When faced with a job search, after years of being nose-down in your day-to-day work, it is natural to feel vulnerable and uncertain. And when you feel vulnerable, it is normal to reach out for reassurance to make sure you are doing the right things. After all, “you don’t...

How Action + Graciousness Can Be Gateways to a New Job

How Action + Graciousness Can Be Gateways to a New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Recruiter.com’s recent article on why you can’t find a job and what you can do about it, Tony Beshara poignantly points out job searchers’ impediments to progress. His tips are must-reads.  For example, he says most job seekers “don’t know what to do,” and...

Employee: Are You Performing in a Profitable Way?

Employee: Are You Performing in a Profitable Way?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A recent ERE.net article, “Helicopter Parents,” addresses the idea of companies “adjusting … business practices and offerings to meet [millennial generation] expectations.” The conversation around how employers should cultivate an enriching culture that indicates...

Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?

Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. The economy is uncertain, bad attitudes are ablaze and the competition is fiercer than ever. No wonder job seekers struggle with maintaining poise, hope and focus. With that said, targeted, positive and actionable...
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