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Choosing the Right “Part” in a Resume Partner

Choosing the Right “Part” in a Resume Partner
Flickr (joiseyboyy) By Robert P. Poindexter Nautically speaking, a partner is a stout wooden frame surrounding the mast that takes the strain off of the deck timbers. Of course, most people don’t associate  that word with the sailing vernacular above. Maybe they should though. After all,...

ISLAND PARADISE (not exactly)

ISLAND PARADISE (not exactly)
Lake Texoma Beach (walking distance from our new home) By Robert P. Poindexter For years, everyone who knows me was quite sure that when I left the Midwest, it would be for the sun-filled Gulf Coast. While those long, sandy beaches boasting palm-treed shorelines and dolphins frolicking in the surf are still...

I’m Done!

I’m Done!
image: flickr via Sir Nube Negra By Robert P. Poindexter Job loss is a devastating time in anyone’s life–even if you hate the job; even if you had started making plans to leave the job long before you finally did; even if you chose to leave of your own volition. While few things can match the...

Uninspiring Inspiration

Uninspiring Inspiration
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...

Is Your Resume a “Marketing Animal?”

Is Your Resume a “Marketing Animal?”
photo: shinyshiny.tv By Robert P. Poindexter It was around 5 o’clock in the morning, cold and blustery, the way you would expect it to be in Southwestern Pennsylvania the day after Thanksgiving. Snow drifts that had started gathering several weeks ago were now 4 to 5 feet deep, and the prevailing...

Smooth Transitions for Your Career

By Rob Poindexter Tonight I will make the last of my seasonal trips to stay the night on “Sea’s the Day.” Author Ruing the Close of Sailing Season The day I dread the most every season has arrived, so tomorrow I will begin the task of putting our “weekend retreat,”  our...

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...

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...

Selecting a Resume Writer: Trust Your Intuition

Beyond offering superior word wrangling skills, resume writers should offer strategic thinking and visioning that supports their career transitioning client’s FUTURE. A recent Wall Street Journal blog post by Alina Dizik sparked yet another passionate conversation among careers pros and job seekers...

A Four Leaf Clover Resume

By Rob Poindexter As one of the sons of a West Texas preacher, we were indeed the proverbial “poor church mice.”  Oh, don’t get me wrong, we rarely ever went hungry, and the clothes my older brother passed down to me would usually still be in pretty good shape by the time my younger...
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