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How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media

How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...

On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation

On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. For example: 1....

Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search

Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether or not you actively participate on Facebook, the role of this social media powerhouse in reputation management is notable. In particular, managing your career reputation, extending your visibility and value and expanding your network of warm contacts is crucial to...

Guilty as charged: how to maintain career and personal credibility despite social media

Guilty as charged: how to maintain career and personal credibility despite social media
image via alshepmcr (Flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Articles about the attention-depleting aspect of social media abound. I wrote about the potential free-fall you may experience in your value proposition if you try to be everywhere but nowhere, here. More recently, my concerns have been piqued by the...

You, Inc.: Creating Integrated Career Positioning Messages

You, Inc.: Creating Integrated Career Positioning Messages
Image via Rocky814 (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This post originally appeared on Bill Vick’s BoomersNextStep website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Navigating the unpredictable economic winds and stormy job search seas, today’s executive and professional career explorer must don the...

Are You Everywhere–Yet Nowhere–on Social Media?

Are You Everywhere–Yet Nowhere–on Social Media?
image: linkedmediagrp (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Visibility within the social networking channels is essential in today’s job search. If you are hunkered down, nose to the grindstone and confident that doing your job well will get you your next job, and that social media is not for you, then...

Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media

Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many myths are actually truths, and the other way around. This applies to some of the assertions being bantered about in the job search space. If you can simply clear the clutter of myths and focus in on what is important — the key elements of a successful, proactive and...

Expand Your Career Horizons With Enriching Career Book!

Expand Your Career Horizons With Enriching Career Book!
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “The Twitter stream can become the equivalent of an online university … . Once you connect with the right community of professionals and colleagues, the amount of information available to you is limited only by your ability to process it.” This snippet, drawn from...

Jumping Into the Social Media Sea

Jumping Into the Social Media Sea
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This month’s Career Collective revolves around careerists and job seekers leveraging Social Media for their job search. In conjunction with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am delighted that more than 15+ career bloggers are participating. Please follow the...

It’s a bit noisy for job searchers

Despite the desire to be coddled on a restful Sunday morning, I was  revved up when I read GL Hoffman’s reference to resume writers in his Weekend Rant blog post. I won’t go into the details of my comments, only to say that I aspired to articulate the difference between a career historian and ...
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