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Quit Being a Career Lightweight

Quit Being a Career Lightweight
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these...

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Shedding light on your target audience, becoming intimate with your own value and drumming up muscular career stories that transport your reader all are essential action steps to forge a rock-solid resume. This foundational aspect of today’s job search helps prevent...

Are You Just One of the Herd? The “LinkedIn-Is-Your-Resume” Debate Continues.

Are You Just One of the Herd? The “LinkedIn-Is-Your-Resume” Debate Continues.
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “My goal — and what attracted me to your website — is that you can portray the essence of who I am. It’s not just skill, but it is everything else that I bring to the table – my attitude – all of the life experience, the drive, the energy that I have. I...

Employers Don’t “Care”

Employers Don’t “Care”
photo: smallbusiness.chron.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and Career Collective co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, and a group of prolific careers bloggers and friends, I introduce my December blog post contribution. This month’s collective topic involves Human...

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,...

MATCH(.COM) YOUR WAY TO A NEW JOB!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER First impressions matter in dating and job search. I know this all too well as I have moved through dozens of first-date impressions during the seven years following my divorce and before I remarried in 2008. My husband, Rob, and I met online via Match.com. Besides the...

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...

“I Can Write My Own Resume!”

Feeling Adrift at Sea in Your Job Search? Adrift in Job Search, (but I Don’t ‘Get’ Resume Writers) I get it: most professionals do not understand, until well into the job search process, the impact and importance of their resume nor the complexity of the process and complex strategy...

Step Right Up: Career Blog Carnival Ride Awaits

Welcome to the Career Blog Carnival! Career Trend (Twitter handle @ValueIntoWords; aka, Jac Poindexter aka Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter) proudly hosts this recurring event originated by Ben Eubanks (@beneubanks).  With a strong response by a diverse mix of career folks: resume writers, career strategists,...
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