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Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search

Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, Facebook is a natural extension of your career and personal brand, adding value to your story. For others, Facebook is a locked-down arsenal used solely to swap pictures and personal updates with your innermost circle. For careerists who have chosen the second option,...

How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles

How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Elite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face...

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...

How to Hit the Bull’s-Eye and Land an Interview

How to Hit the Bull’s-Eye and Land an Interview
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is human nature in job search – as in dating – to want to keep your options open. Many job seekers, whether early-career and fairly inexperienced or 15+ years in and heralding a plethora of different functional strengths, feel they will limit their opportunities by...

Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search

Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter We all do it at one time or another. We blame someone or something for what’s going wrong in our lives. We can’t do something we want because of a law, so we blame the lawmakers. We can’t get into a certain school, so we blame the university’s board of admissions. We are...

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own...

3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED

3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies...

Job Seeker: Are You Frustrated?

Job Seeker: Are You Frustrated?
image: flickr (say it ain't so!) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In a recent US News post, I wrote about the value of adding an Executive Biography and Executive Summary to your career and job-search portfolio. You can read the reasoning behind my urgings, in the full article, HERE. As a result of my post,...

How to “Think on Your Feet” During Oddball Interviews

How to “Think on Your Feet” During Oddball Interviews
In the movie, Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith’s resilient character, Chris Gardner, was thrown into jail for unpaid parking tickets the night before a breakthrough job interview. The next morning, he sprinted to the interview donning the paint-stained T-shirt and slacks from the day before. Despite...

When It Comes to Job Search, Ditch the Excuses!

When It Comes to Job Search, Ditch the Excuses!
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When it comes to job search, as in other tough, but surmountable challenges in life, you must ditch the excuses that keep you from taking action and forge ahead! You don’t think you have the time in your already bulging schedule? Then maybe you should reprioritize your...
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