For Career Traction, Shift Into a Quieter Space By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The storm of social media has rocketed career hastags and chats into cyberspace, often stirring up intellectual and emotional frenzy, creating an over-caffeinated effect on our bodies and minds. With the proliferation of new points of entry into online communication, from...
A Diploma Is Not a Resume By Robert P. Poindexter Ah, college. That institute of higher learning where last year’s seniors are this year’s freshmen. Four years of all-night study groups and 20-page term papers. It is the first real taste of freedom for many an ambitious young person yearning to spread their wings and fly...
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...
A Job vs. a Career (you choose) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Though the term “job” and “career” often are used interchangeably or in similar contexts, they really are quite distinct words. In fact, for many reading this post, you likely applied for a job early on in your youth simply to earn extra recreational...
Be the Leader of “You” to Spark the Lighted Beacon image: memberclicks.com 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...
‘STEEL’ YOUR CAREER “Steel is an alloy consisting mostly of iron, with a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.14% by weight (C: 110 – 10Fe), depending on grade,” according to Wikipedia’s definition. Steel begins its life as iron ore. Once the ore is mined, oxygen is removed, and the ore is combined with a preferred...
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