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How Strong Is Your Workplace Game Face?

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

My recent post over at articulated the value of wearing your ‘game face’ as a mask in which you suit up to play the part of a value-add workplace contributor. The metaphor sparked a couple of pithy comments from Twitter and blogging leadership professionals, Meghan Biro (@MeghanMBiro) and Dawn Lennon (@businessfit).

Biro remarked, “Often, when we hear the term ‘game face’ it connotes someone not being authentic when faced with an uncomfortable dynamic. It is possible to be both transparent, genuine *and* have your game face on if you take the extra time to think after a strong emotional response occurs.”

Lennon added that “the expression of ‘never let’em see you sweat'” underpinned the salient points.

I couldn’t agree more with my career and leadership compadres, and I’m so pleased they further expanded upon and clarified the metaphor. To read the blog post and my friends’ complete comments, I invite you to click here: Four Ways To Strengthen Your Game Face At Work.

The Restorative Process of Unearthing Your Value

“I have invested hours and hours in the attached (resume worksheet).  I found the process everything from cathartic, to exciting, to tedious and insightful.”

These were the words of a recent client, (we’ll call him ‘Ben’) in an email he wrote me, after completing an intellectually laborious process of career brain dump, an introspection that would serve to equip my writing team with the insights and word stories to fuel his resume.

Ben’s experience is fairly typical. Another client (Jill), who called me last week to exclaim that she’d just accepted an offer from a major product company in a senior sales management role, reminded me of the note she had written several months ago while in the throes of our resume collaboration. Accompanying Jill’s completed worksheet, her note said:

“A very impressive document – I don’t know whether to hug or hit you for having to fill it out ;>)”

To read the rest of this post, please follow this link to the Courting Your Career Blog: Cathartic Resume Process Helps You Sail Into Your Career Dreams.

Is the Resume Really Dying? (Really?)


By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

Call the paramedics – the resume is dying! Erupting like popcorn kernels fired up by the heat of the latest and greatest social sites, tools and applications, the idea of a fast-food resume, sparked by your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or blog profile permeates.

Simple resume builders are ‘in’ and introspective career resume strategies are ‘out.’ Or so it may seem. In response to one of the more recent such assertions by Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC, Dan Schawbel, that the resume will be replaced by ‘your online presence,’ I parsed through the maze of misperceptions and wishful thinking. As such, my newest blog post for took shape.

I invite you to read the full story, here, at the Glassdoor blog: “Is Your Resume Disposable?”

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