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How to Prevent a Career Nosedive

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive
image: flickr_wanderinghome By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being...

Resume Updates: How Often?

Resume Updates: How Often?
notesinabook By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Maintaining an updated resume – or, transforming it — in this rapidly changing career environment is imperative at any time, and particularly now, when the buyers’ market prevails. Ensuring your value shines and each career assertion resonates with...

Taking Palermo

By Rob Poindexter During WW II, General George S. Patton rolled into Palermo, Italy. The people crowded the streets and hung out of nearby apartment windows, waving American flags, cheering and throwing flowers at the American soldiers who marched behind Patton’s motorcade. A local band played, “The...

Nipped and Tucked Resumes

In many cases, just a single year or two at a new position will infuse your resume with a plethora of new content that if plugged in too hastily, will create a patchwork coat effect: It may serve a practical purpose at a very base level but it will not turn heads, evoke a visceral reaction and inspire the...

They Shoot Muffins, Don’t They?

A few months ago, I stood looking at myself in the full length mirror in my dressing room as I struggled to fit 45 years of bad eating habits and a total disregard for exercise into the waist of my dress slacks. I knew it was happening; I just enjoyed the status quo to the point that I would simply blame the...

Eating Bananas Doesn’t Make You an Ape

As co-coordinator with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am proud to help launch a new community of expert career advisors and resume writing professionals called the Career Collective. Today’s post is one of many responses to the question, “Are you a cookie cutter job seeker?” I encourage...

Visit to Eye Dr. Clarifies Resume Vision

Perched in the chair at the optometrist’s office, I eagerly awaited my new set of eyes. Actually, I was there to update my contacts prescription which I had garnered only one year before, and still being somewhat new to the world of contacts, I admit it felt akin to receiving new eyes when two of those...

Making Yourself Heard Through the Noise: Lighting a Fire Under Your Career Message

As with most careers conferences, the value is in the golden nuggets of information mined from a series of seminars and behind-the-scenes conversations with global career experts. For example, at the recent Career Management Alliance conference in San Antonio, Texas, I learned that in the last month alone,...
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