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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...

Louie’s Big Adventure

By Rob Poindexter The message simply read, “Louie is missing.” It seems the landscapers who had done some work for us recently left just a big enough hole under the fence for 12 pounds of curiosity covered in dog fur to slip through. Yes, Louie was indeed, missing. Keep in mind, this is no...

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...

I’m not a career coach, and that’s okay

Okay, so by default, I weave guidance into my in-depth resume writing processes that smacks of coaching.  Recently, Recruiting Animal (@Animal) took note of this in his blog post: “The Resume Writer.” However, today, I beg to differentiate myself: I am a word wrangler, message clarifier and...

Six Tips to Hit Your Job-Target Bullseye

After a recent consultation with a job seeker, I was inspired to post the following on Twitter (via @ValueIntoWords): Often hear re: job target, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” Take a stand, be somebody~focus on a bullseye. Harry Urschel, also a Twitterer via @eExecutives and...

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...
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