Most of us need to keep evolving, or some part of us starts to wither – emotionally, intellectually, physically and/or spiritually.
While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search.
While it is popular for some people to refer to their LinkedIn profile as their resume, this simply is not so. Even in the age of social media authenticity, leaving something for the hiring manager’s imagination is still needed. While baring your career all in this structured, public forum may be tempting, reasons for strategically […]
It almost goes without saying that job seekers should be more visible online than in the past. However, for many people that openness is at odds with their naturally private personality. While lighthearted personal use of social media such as occasional Facebook or Instagram updates may now feel the norm, some people feel a sudden shift […]
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter As happens in the circle of forward thinkers and futurists, predicting the next trend is inevitable. In the careers environment, many experts feel that LinkedIn is surpassing the resume in value, and in some cases, replacing it altogether. This likely will never happen. For one thing, the groundwork to create a career story “foundation” is […]
Image via Nan Palmero, Flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you a professional or executive compelled to modernize your LinkedIn Profile with current strategies but concerned it will scream, ‘job seeker?’ Understandably, many people fear the implications of making a sudden and/or sweeping change to their Profile. In some companies, members of leadership, sales, marketing, IT and other […]
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With the multiply bold assertions that LinkedIn is the powerhouse career tool that will propel your career to new levels, it is easy to get mesmerized by the many opportunities to beef up your lone profile. While a LinkedIn profile does not replace your resume, writing a muscular LinkedIn profile and enhancing […]
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Is there a difference between what should be included on your LinkedIn profile and what you should weave into your resume? Absolutely! In fact, several nuances distinguish the two career messaging portals, and this is why content in one should not be directly duplicated into the other. In my latest Glassdoor.com post, […]
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “My goal — and what attracted me to your website — is that you can portray the essence of who I am. It’s not just skill, but it is everything else that I bring to the table – my attitude – all of the life experience, the drive, the energy that I […]
By Robert P. Poindexter I spent 2.5 hours shoveling my driveway this morning. The entire time, I was hoping some inspirational thought would creep into my frozen cranium that was also dripping with sweat. No matter how frozen my toes became or how sore my back got, I simply was not inspired. Shovel full after […]