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Executive Job Seeker: Is Your Career Portfolio Current?

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

The complexity of an executive’s career message can be clarified through a rich process of career archaeology. This rugged process unearths a multiplicity of career stories that have become buried in the recesses of your memory as you become entrenched in today’s, tomorrow’s and other ‘future’ challenges.

The value of these processes, as well as ‘how to start’ and ‘what career portfolio items’ you should choose to highlight your executive talent during career search are explained in my newest blog post over at TalentCulture: “What to Include in Your Executive Career Portfolio.” I invite you to visit my latest contribution as we explore the value proposition vehicles necessary to drive your executive job search.

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value


By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

During a recent trip to North Texas, Rob and I collected several customer service stories that inspired this post. When employees get lax in their jobs, perhaps thinking certain duties seem mundane or not all that important, their performance, and ultimately, the customers they serve, are impacted, negatively.

Rest assured, though simple gestures of problem-solving and customer care may ‘seem’ small, in and of themselves, cumulatively they have the capacity to sell the employee’s future value.

For the rest of this post, please click here: Leveraging Your Career Culture.

Be the Leader of “You” to Spark the Lighted Beacon


By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

Do you struggle with the ‘leadership’ terminology as I sometimes do? Possibly, it is because individuals anointed as leaders sometimes are perceived by non-leaders to be ego-driven, and that can be untenable and unattractive.

Or, perhaps it has more to do with the fact that most of us don’t want to consider ourselves followers. Whether we are considered a ‘leader’ in our field, ‘leader’ of a specific subject matter, or leader of our own self, most of us want to be independent and impactful, independently of others telling us how to do so.

For the rest of this story, please visit TalentCulture:

The Ever-Changing Face of Leadership.”

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