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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...

Are You Setting an Effective Job Search Trap?

Are You Setting an Effective Job Search Trap?
By Robert P. Poindexter I am not aware of any scientific cases of spiders starving to death, which is quite amazing when you consider their main food sources possess abilities that most of them don’t — like, for instance, the ability to fly. Spiders are fast and some can even jump, but I’m...

New Grad: Courteously Hustle Your Way to a New Job

New Grad: Courteously Hustle Your Way to a New Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A new grad client who graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics landed a job in just a few months with our 3-PAGE, focused resume (+ interview coaching). The resume touted multiple leadership roles: captain of his basketball team, graduate assistantship and more! He...

5 Tips to Increase Your “Star Power”

5 Tips to Increase Your “Star Power”
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever watched a particular performance and then wondered how that person became so popular? After all, you may have thought, there is nothing exceptionally astonishing about the way they sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument or tell a joke. You know for a fact that...

How to Sustain Your Conviction to a Grueling Job Search

How to Sustain Your Conviction to a Grueling Job Search
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Climbing the career change mountain is never easy. And, in today’s shaky economic and corporate climate, the hazards and pitfalls and the cold-hard realities of people, systems, processes and attitudes you will encounter along the way are intimidating, and...

On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation

On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. For example: 1....

Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search

Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether or not you actively participate on Facebook, the role of this social media powerhouse in reputation management is notable. In particular, managing your career reputation, extending your visibility and value and expanding your network of warm contacts is crucial to...

Conduct a Gumshoe Investigation Before Taking Just “Any” Job

Conduct a Gumshoe Investigation Before Taking Just “Any” Job
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter How can you tell if your next great job opportunity really is worth your time? What resources can you tap to uncover clues as to whether the company you may partner with for the coming months and/or years has a good reputation with its employees and with its customers? What...

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game
Image by quirkybird (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Rest assured that no matter how much or how long I pray for patience, it never seems to come quickly enough to satisfy me. Waiting is an excruciatingly factual part of life here on planet earth, and few have mastered a technique that even comes close to...

Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media

Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many myths are actually truths, and the other way around. This applies to some of the assertions being bantered about in the job search space. If you can simply clear the clutter of myths and focus in on what is important — the key elements of a successful, proactive and...
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