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How to Strip Your Resume of Kitsch

How to Strip Your Resume of Kitsch
  By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Jessica Ann Media’s recent article, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” one of the ways she defined the word,” kitsch,” was “content that lacks context.” She also continued by describing how “content (can become) clutter,” an untidy mess if not...

Your Resume: Be the Red Balloon in a Field of Yellow Ones

Your Resume: Be the Red Balloon in a Field of Yellow Ones
image via flickr | thelou137 By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It seems so simple, doesn’t it? After all, who better knows where you’ve been and what you’ve done than you? Open up your Word file and dump all that information into a pleasing format, forward it to a prospective employer or two, then sit...

Is Your Resume a 3-Ring Circus?

Is Your Resume a 3-Ring Circus?
  image: elsie esq (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter As many of you are (based on the ratings), I find myself especially attracted to these various talent contest type programs. I wish I could say it is only because I truly care about someone whom I’ve never met making it into the “Big...

Words Breathe Life

Words Breathe Life
image: Zazzle.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In a recent, Glassdoor.com blog post, I spoke to the need to differentiate yourself in job search via a nuance-rich career story that will elicit emotion and interest. Interestingly, a commenter honed in on a particular phrase (i.e., ‘weaving in word...

Paint ‘Confident’ Word Stories in Your Flexible-Job Resume

Paint ‘Confident’ Word Stories in Your Flexible-Job Resume
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether designing your career resume focused on a more conventional, 9-to-5 job or aspiring to a flexible work path, the essence of your message must be the same: Sell Your Value. As in any sales initiative, you must drill down and really ‘listen’ to what your target...

Resume Writer: Making It Look Easy

Resume Writer: Making It Look Easy
image: art.com By Robert P. Poindexter I had seen portions of sailboat races on television growing up, and if you’re a kid growing up in the deserts of the West Texas oil fields, television is as close as you’re likely to get. Like most people who don’t have an intimate knowledge of what it takes to...

What Do You Mean?

By Rob Poindexter “A ship is more then sails, a keel, a hull and a mast. Those things are what a ship is. But what a ship means is freedom,” to loosely quote Capt. Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean fame. I’ve watched this movie somewhere around 150 times, and while it is pure fantasy, there...

R-SQUARED: Repackaging & Reframing the Resume Rules

Alright, so ‘career experts’ are continually repackaging and reframing the rules of resume writing and job search. For fun, let’s call this R-squared. My resume writing business focuses heavily on serving the senior manager and executive client. Except for the multiplicity of vehicles [MS Word,...

Navigating the Mistletoe of Job Search

As co-coordinator with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am pleased to participate in our third round of posts from our community of expert career advisors and resume writing professionals called the Career Collective. This month’s articles address the topic of Job Search Strategy During 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...
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